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Re: Any data compression between server and client?

From: Mark Phippard <markphip_at_gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 4 Jun 2010 15:12:49 -0400

On Fri, Jun 4, 2010 at 3:08 PM, Je suis la poubelle <lapsap7_at_gmail.com> wrote:

>     I'm looking for some information but can't find it.  Precisely,
> I'm wondering if there's any data compression between SVN server and
> client.  Since SVN is based on web server, and precisely Apache
> server, and it seems to me that Apache supports gz compressed data
> through HTTP (if the client supports it as well, of course), so I'm
> wondering if there's any option to enable this compression.
>     However, I've searched through feature and documentation in
> official web site but nothing is really found.  Could I assume that
> there's no data compression between server and client?

Subversion compresses the data it sends over the wire. Using
mod_deflate can get you a little extra compression on the entire HTTP
request. However, there is a huge memory leak when mod_deflate and
Subversion are used together and a client that does not support
deflate is used to access the repository. So it is best to stay away
from using mod_deflate and the benefits are relatively small since
Subversion already uses compression.

Mark Phippard
Received on 2010-06-04 21:13:28 CEST

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