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Re: creating and removing and creating and removing....

From: Perry E. Metzger
Subject: Re: creating and removing and creating and removing....
Date: 02 Jul 2001 16:08:15 -0400

larry.jones@sdrc.com (Larry Jones) writes:
> > Well, it currently is wasting literally a half hour to an hour of disk
> > thrashing for a lot of people, and it will only get worse.
> Is that just creating/deleting directories in the sandbox, or does it
> include wading through the repository looking for stuff to checkout and
> not finding any?  You still have to do the latter in any case.

I'm just talking about the time to create and delete the files for the
empty directories. There are a *lot* of them in some cases.

> > I would imagine the right approach is the latter -- deferring creation
> > until the first file would be checked out.
> > 
> > What code sections should I be looking at?
> Pretty much all of checkout.c and update.c.  Currently, the code creates
> directories with their administrative files and changes into them as it
> goes; what you're talking about is a major change to the architecture.

It seems pretty important....

Perry E. Metzger                perry@wasabisystems.com
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