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Re: Slow performance using http:// vs. svn://

From: John Waycott <javajohn_at_cox.net>
Date: 2007-04-04 15:38:38 CEST

David Ferguson wrote:
> Hi all,
> I am working with my company's IT department to setup a Subversion
> server so that we can evaluate switching from CVS to Subversion. IT
> would like us to use an Apache server for repository access. However,
> the performance is pretty bad compared to just running svnserve. A
> fresh checkout using http:// takes 3:24 while checking out the same
> repository using svn:// takes 1:47. At first I suspected that
> Apache's LDAP authentication was slowing things down, but I had them
> disable authentication with little change in the checkout time.
> Any idea why http:// would be so much slower than svn:// ? Is this
> expected? Can you recommend any change to the Apache configuration to
> speed things up?
> thanks,
> David
Hi David,

Make sure you enable compression on the Apache server. Turning it on
significantly improved checkout times for our setup.

-- John Waycott

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Received on Wed Apr 4 15:39:06 2007

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