Recommendations on compacting revision history.

Robert Collins robertc at
Wed Jan 25 20:48:57 UTC 2012

On Thu, Jan 26, 2012 at 9:06 AM, John Murtari <jmurtari at> wrote:
> Folks,
> Have a web site project with about 1800 files.  Love bzr and it has
> made management easy.   We notice that it seems to be slowing down
> a bit when we do commits/updates.
> Right now we are up to revision 400.     We really don't care about a lot

There shouldn't be any noticable slowdown after 400 revisions; bzr
doesn't read all of history on commands like commit or update.

That said, there is an amortised maintenance task that happens on
power of 10 revisions, with power of 10 work at each occurence: so the
400th commit will be compacting the last 100 commits into a single
data structure; the 1000th will be compacting the last 1000 commits,

bzr.log may shed some light as to whether this is what you are noticing.


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