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Re: Do working copies "cache" information?

From: Neil Obremski <weenie_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2007-03-15 14:04:34 CET

Have you disabled the "NTFS Last Accessed Update"? I've always found this
to help considerably on machines where folders can have tens of thousands of

Disable by going to the registry key "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\ System\
CurrentControlSet\ Control\ FileSystem" and setting a new DWORD called
'NtfsDisableLastAccessUpdate' to '1'. I believe you'll have to reboot

On 3/14/07, Jeff Barrett <jbarrett@finaplex.com> 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.
> Thanks.
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Received on Thu Mar 15 14:05:19 2007

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