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Re: svn 1.6x and apache compression - mod_deflate

From: Stefan Sperling <stsp_at_elego.de>
Date: Tue, 9 Mar 2010 11:05:00 +0100

On Tue, Mar 09, 2010 at 04:03:33AM +0100, Leszek Szarlej wrote:
> Hi
>
> In svn book ver. 1.0 there is written:
> "Deflate compression places a small burden on the client and server to
> compress and decompress network transmissions as a way to minimize the size
> of the actual transmission. In cases where network bandwidth is in short
> supply, this kind of compression can greatly increase the speed at which
> communications between server and client can be sent. In extreme cases, this
> minimized network transmission could be the difference between an operation
> timing out or completing successfully."
> In the same book in version 1.5 there is no word about why/why not. Is it
> mean that mod_deflate is not recomended for current versions of svn? I did
> tests on svn 1.6.9 and compression rate is about 30-40 percent and checkout
> times are ~30% less

I don't know why that paragraph was dropped from the book.

But there's an unrelated problem with using mod_deflate together with
mod_dav_svn. It can cause memory leaks.
See http://svn.haxx.se/dev/archive-2009-08/0274.shtml

Stefan
Received on 2010-03-09 11:05:38 CET

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