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Re: cvs vs svn repository size

From: Mark Phippard <markphip_at_gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 13 Aug 2008 09:48:00 -0400

On Wed, Aug 13, 2008 at 4:47 AM, Alan Barrett <apb_at_cequrux.com> wrote:
> On Tue, 12 Aug 2008, Paul Koning wrote:
>> In fsfs, each commit is a single file, but a separate file. That will
>> consume disk space according to what your file system has for
>> allocation granularity. If the clustersize is 4k, a one byte change
>> will take 4k.
> In addition, (at least with fsfs), a tiny change to a single file
> causes the db/revs/${number} file to contain not only a description
> of the actual change, but also a lot of information about other files
> in the same directory, even when they haven't changed. In some of my
> subversion repositories, this apparently useless information takes up
> the majority of the space.

That information is not useless, it is just part of the tradeoffs for
making your own custom "database".

Mark Phippard
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