looms: compatibility, performance, alternatives?
david.reitter at gmail.com
Fri Jan 9 18:55:11 GMT 2009
On 9 Jan 2009, at 11:46, David Reitter wrote:
> So maybe maintaining many different branches and one (downstream)
> trunk would be the best thing for us. However, creating a new
> branch on the server takes about 4m30s, and costs in excess of 300MB
> server space. (The actual difference between trunk and branch is
> When created with --stacked, the branch still takes more than a
> minute to create and 108MB space on the server. Given that it is a
> shared repository, I didn't think --stacked was necessary. Also, it
> appears as if the working tree is populated in the target branch,
> and that accounts for pretty much all of the space usage. Do I need
> to re-create this repository with --no-trees?
Indeed, re-creating it with "init-repo --no-trees" helped a lot.
Creating the new branch is now instantaneous and cheap in terms of
disk-space, as expected.
"bzr switch" is fast as well, but requires the use of checkouts.
> bzr log takes about 40seconds for my test file (way too long), bzr
> log --short takes 26sec (still too long).
BRAEBURN:src dr$ time bzr log --short -l 10 ChangeLog
This is on a modern machine. I understand it's a known behavior (and
hopefully seen as a known problem).
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