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Re: Do working copies "cache" information?

From: Les Mikesell <lesmikesell_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2007-03-14 21:19:09 CET

Jeff Barrett wrote:
> If I have a good sized working copy (11k files, 200mb) checked out on
> windows that has not had any svn operations performed on it for a while,
> it will take 5+ minutes to perform an "svn status" or "svnversion"
> However, once that 5+ minute invocation of "svn status" has completed,
> if I run it again it takes < 5 seconds.
> I'm assuming there is local caching on disk, am I right? How does it
> work? Are there things I can do to make it faster for SVN to
> create/update that cache? We've already done things like disabled
> Windows file-system indexing and turned off virus checkers.

Subversion doesn't cache any of this at the application level between
runs, but the OS/filesystem would. Adding more RAM might make this
cache live longer before being flushed out by other activity on the machine.

   Les Mikesell
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Received on Wed Mar 14 21:18:32 2007

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