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Re: Speeding up workspace

From: Mark Phippard <markphip_at_gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 6 Feb 2009 16:37:43 -0500

On Fri, Feb 6, 2009 at 4:28 PM, Ruslan Sivak <russ_at_vshift.com> wrote:
> Toby Thain wrote:
>> Switch to Linux or OS X, which should be good for an immediate 10-20x
>> speedup.
>> --Toby
> Do you have any benchmarks to back this up?

This isn't really Windows-bashing. The way SVN uses the local
filesystem is just orders of magnitude faster on Linux and OSX. Here
is a recent thread:


Back when I used to work on Windows, I would sometimes fire up Linux
in VMWare to test some Subclipse feature in Linux. The performance of
Eclipse/SVN in that Linux VM blew away Windows running natively as the
host. The performance difference is frankly shocking.

I've been fortunate enough to be able to work on OSX the last two
years so those differences are mostly just a memory now.

If this is an option, it is worth trying. I think when SVN 1.7 rolls
around the differences in performance will be narrowed significantly
but Linux is likely to always be faster because its filesystems are
just generally faster than NTFS.

Mark Phippard
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