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AW: svn up --set-depth exclude takes very long time

From: Weiss, Holger <Holger.Weiss_at_continental-corporation.com>
Date: Thu, 21 Mar 2019 07:46:11 +0000

Hi Pavel,
I will try to update the SVN version, but it is not as easy, as we are using the RHEL7 release and its default repos, due to our company policies.
I guess it is much, much faster to checkout the repository again, than “excluding” and existing folder from the working copy.

Can you briefly elaborate “why” this exclude takes sooo long ?
Does it do special things on each file ?


Von: Pavel Lyalyakin <pavel.lyalyakin_at_visualsvn.com>
Gesendet: Mittwoch, 20. März 2019 18:48
An: Weiss, Holger <Holger.Weiss_at_continental-corporation.com>
Cc: users_at_subversion.apache.org
Betreff: Re: svn up --set-depth exclude takes very long time

On Wed, Mar 20, 2019 at 8:46 PM Pavel Lyalyakin <pavel.lyalyakin_at_visualsvn.com<mailto:pavel.lyalyakin_at_visualsvn.com>> wrote:
Hello Holger,

On Wed, Mar 20, 2019 at 2:33 PM Weiss, Holger <Holger.Weiss_at_continental-corporation.com<mailto:Holger.Weiss_at_continental-corporation.com>> wrote:
> Hi,
> having a very big working copy (>100GB) want to exclude “folderA” (~2.5GB) from this wc via “svn up –set-depth exclude folderA” .
> This command takes very long time – did not finish after 2 days when doing this on a NFS mounted dir.
> Even when the wc is on a local disk, it takes very long time (>1day).
> I am using SVN 1.7.14.

Note that SVN 1.7.x is not supported and you should plan an upgrade to the latest SVN 1.10.x (LTS) or SVN 1.11.x (regular time-based release) builds.

> Why does the “exclude” take such a long time and what can be done to make it faster ?

I guess that it's not the only operation that is slow on the network share, right? Please, upgrade your SVN client and try the same operation with the exclusive locking option[1]. See SVNBook 1.8 about exclusive-locking runtime configuration option[2].

Here is an example:
svn update --config-option config:working-copy:exclusive-locking=true –set-depth exclude folderA

Oops, I forgot the links. Here they are.

[1]: https://subversion.apache.org/docs/release-notes/1.8.html#exclusivelocking
[2]: http://svnbook.red-bean.com/en/1.8/svn.advanced.confarea.html#svn.advanced.confarea.opts.config

With best regards,
Pavel Lyalyakin
VisualSVN Team
Received on 2019-03-21 08:46:31 CET

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