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FSFS packing: experiences?

From: Johan Corveleyn <johan.corveleyn_at_uz.kuleuven.ac.be>
Date: Thu, 18 Jun 2009 14:44:31 +0200

Has anyone here used the FSFS packing feature of 1.6?

- What are the experiences with this?

- Any caveats, things to look out for?

- Does it improve performance of certain operations (that are heavy on server-IO)? I would hope it improves log and annotate performance (these need to crawl a lot of rev files on the server). Does it?

I'm also a little bit cautious because of the following sentence in the release notes:
"Once a repository has been packed, there is no migration path back to an unpacked state [...]."
Is there really no way to "unpack" (short of restoring backups)? No way to experiment with the feature then ... what if it goes wrong or performs worse?

Thanks for sharing.



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