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RE: repo on Windows -- why not?

From: <kmradke_at_rockwellcollins.com>
Date: Fri, 22 Apr 2011 10:13:32 -0500

Bob Archer <Bob.Archer_at_amsi.com> wrote on 04/22/2011 09:39:03 AM:
> > in most cases, you don't want to host a SVN repository on Windows.
> Why? We are a windows "shop" and we have windows servers and we host
> on windows. I've seen zero problems. I think this type of anti-ms
> FUD is going to be bad for svn if it is widely said and published.

One big reason is that 64-bit apache is not as mainstream on Windows.
There are open source builds, and there is now a 64-bit mod_dav_svn
available on Windows, but neither collabnet or wandisco say more
than "coming soon".

I regularly see Apache use >8GB of RAM on one of our 64-bit
windows servers during some large repo transactions. This is
not just cache usage. When it was running under a 32-bit
apache it just kept hard crashing apache when it hit 2GB
of RAM usage, which disconnects all user sessions. Not nice...

That being said, once moving to a 64-bit apache on windows
things have been much more stable. Our unix servers (on the
same caliber of hardware) are handling a lot more load than
windows, but I don't have any specific performance stats
to prove that windows is the limiting factor.

Kevin R.
Received on 2011-04-22 17:14:06 CEST

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