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Re: Multiprocessor support ?

From: Vincent Lefevre <vincent+svn_at_vinc17.org>
Date: 2007-04-11 18:47:54 CEST

On 2007-04-11 09:17:48 +0200, Konrad Rosenbaum wrote:
> On Tuesday 10 April 2007, Taylor, Richard wrote:
> > Would the subversion client and svnserve benefit from being installed on
> > a multi-processor or multi-core machine ?
>
> That depends on the usage and backend of the server. But in 99.9% of cases
> I'd suspect it does not benefit: multiprocessing only makes sense if
> computation is the limiting factor, but for SVN (as with eg. file servers)
> access to the hard disk is the limiting factor.

With plenty of RAM, the hard disk isn't necessarily used at all
(i.e. everything may already be in the cache). It happens quite
often here. However, svn is already very fast in this case.

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