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Re: Speeding up workspace

From: Toby Thain <toby_at_telegraphics.com.au>
Date: Tue, 17 Feb 2009 09:15:32 -0500

On 17-Feb-09, at 2:06 AM, Listman wrote:

> On Feb 16, 2009, at 2:18 PM- Feb 16, 2009, Hyrum K. Wright wrote:
>> On Feb 13, 2009, at 4:09 PM, Bob Archer wrote:
>>>>> I know, wait for 1.7... but I want it all... and I want it NOW!
>>>> Patches welcome. :P
>>>> -Hyrum
>>> I thought someone in this thread said he offered a patch to move
>>> to a
>>> single lock file per folder and was told they didn't want to put it
>>> into
>>> 1.6 and the it would be moot for 1.7?
>> (Sorry it took a while to respond...working on 1.6 release stuff.)
>> Bert did say he had a patch, and I also would be interested in seeing
>> it. However, this late in the 1.6 release cycle, somebody could
>> swoop
>> in with a feature which made Subversion use 90% less disk, run 10
>> times faster, and boost your bank account by $10 million, and the
>> developers still wouldn't accept it. As developers, I'm sure most of
>> us here understand the rationale behind such behavior. In this
>> circumstance, it's really just a case of unfortunate timing.
>> The same problem which Bert claims to fix in his patch will be fixed
>> to a greater degree in a more robust way as part of WC-NG, due in
>> 1.7. It's *that* work for which I'd welcome patches (and testers,
>> and
>> early adopters, etc).
>> Thanks,
>> -Hyrum
> its just a shame that we've had so much push-back from the svn
> developer community
> on the issue of performance (do i need to go and dig up that thread
> Hyrum?) and now
> when someone identifies a root cause and a possible fix it gets pushed
> back another
> 6 months.
> performance is the MAIN issue with Subversion, with large wc's
> performance
> is just horrible.. the Perforce folks look at our performance and
> laugh, there are
> examples of this all over this list..
> it seems a little arrogant of the developers to ignore this issue,
> don't user
> concerns count for anything?

We see from many posts here that it is essentially a problem for
Windows users (in several years of use I've never had a problem with
workspace performance on OS X or Linux). It could be that the
adoption profile for Subversion is shifting towards Windows (perhaps
the bad news about VSS is finally getting through).

A little patience would serve you, and as Hyrum said, help is always


> Collabnet are paying the salaries of a number of people on the dev
> list, aren't
> they concerned that Atlassian are kicking their butts because of this
> Subversion
> performance issue?
> Am I alone here? Hello?
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