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RE: Re: cvs vs svn repository size

From: Miller, Eric <Eric.Miller_at_amd.com>
Date: Wed, 13 Aug 2008 09:59:00 -0700

> From: Benjamin Smith-Mannschott [mailto:bsmith.occs_at_gmail.com]
> I've observed this behavior too. It surprised me at first. It's
> particularly noticeable when you change a file in a large directory,
> as this forces a new version of that directory (and all its parents).
> Each such new version will store all of its entries in the FSFS rev
> file (instead of just changes relative to some previous version).

Agreed. The end result was exactly the opposite of what I was

> It's an engineering trade-off. Less seeking around to piece together
> the full state of the tree, but more space on disk. Not so hot for
> large flat trees (like my muse-mode wiki), but on balance I think it
> works pretty well.
> For more background see ("Bubble-Up Method"):
> http://subversion.tigris.org/design.html#server.fs.struct.bubble-up

Thanks for that link, I didn't know that design document existed.


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