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Re: Re: Subversion/Eclipse Performance on Windows

From: David Weintraub <qazwart_at_gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 28 Jan 2009 09:49:49 -0500

On Wed, Jan 28, 2009 at 5:12 AM, Bolstridge, Andrew
> There are a couple of tricks to speed up NTFS.

My favorite is to install Linux over the NTFS partition ;-).

The major problem is Windows playing mucky-mucky on the Subversion
files. Every time a new file is created, Window Virus scanners scan it
for viruses. When you checkout a 1000 file repository, Subversion
creates a .svn directory filled with all sorts of files, plus a
duplicate of each file you checked out. And, each one gets scanned by
the virus scanner. I've seen computers with two or three separate
virus scanners operating on them. Seems like the company keeps getting
a new anti-virus program, but forgets to uninstall the old ones.

If you have Windows Indexing suddenly trying to index a few thousand
new files, you'll have even more problems. Combine that with Google
Desktop which also has to have a turn molesting your files, and you
can see why Subversion can be slow on Windows.

If possible, turn off virus scanning and Indexing on the directories
where you do your checkouts.

Fortunately, I was in the position where my development system didn't
need Windows on it. I was able to install Fedora and that really sped
things up.

David Weintraub
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