[tex-live] svn timing

Reinhard Kotucha reinhard.kotucha at web.de
Sat Jan 14 05:23:15 CET 2006

>>>>> "Karl" == Karl Berry <karl at freefriends.org> writes:

  > I'm a bit worried that I am wasting my time with svn (yet again).
  > I've checked in the Master tree by now (no Build yet), and an svn
  > update from the top (with nothing to actually update) takes about
  > five minutes, and that's on the (basically unloaded) local
  > machine.  Is that going to be acceptable?  I don't want to put
  > more time into it if not.  (Commits are fine, updates on partial
  > trees are fine, etc., but the whole-tree update ...)

Hi Karl,
many thanks for all the work you have done to move to svn.  You absolutely 
did not waste your time.  It works perfectly for me:

$ time svn co svn://tug.org/texlive/trunk tl-dev
Checked out revision 1478.

real    118m34.122s
user    0m51.147s
sys     1m24.861s

$ time svn update tl-dev
At revision 1478.

real    0m34.278s
user    0m3.884s
sys     0m1.156s

$ time svn update tl-dev
At revision 1478.

real    0m32.665s
user    0m3.816s
sys     0m1.208s

$ time svn update tl-dev 
At revision 1478.

real    0m31.359s
user    0m3.792s
sys     0m1.272s

$ time svn update tl-dev
At revision 1478.

real    0m31.586s
user    0m3.772s
sys     0m1.308s

Half a minute is totally acceptable for me.   

  > Although I dislike many things about perforce, perhaps their model
  > of repository syncing is better suited to such a huge hier as TL.
  > As far as I understand it (not that far) p4 sync does not do
  > everything svn update does, but what it does is enough most of the
  > time.

Please do not give up svn.  It's a good thing.  It works good for me.

Maybe your client is not working properly, the svn system itself seems
to work as expected.

BTW., I tried this on my new machine with the svn package provided by
Gentoo.  The DSL download rate is 119 KB/s here (as reported by wget).

  > P.S. This is using the fsfs filesystem from Hans, and glad of it;
  > the Berkeley DB backend have caused me nothing but headaches in
  > the past.  I haven't had any db errors with fsfs.

Yes, I remember my headaches and I'm quite grateful for the
information provided by Hans.

Many thanks again for everything you have done so far, the time you
spent is definitely not wasted.


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