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Re: Memory requirements

From: Derek R. Price
Subject: Re: Memory requirements
Date: Wed, 22 Nov 2000 14:41:03 -0500

Dave Camp wrote:

> on 11/22/00 11:01 AM, Derek R. Price at address@hidden wrote:
> >
> I had already read that (thanks). The question this brings to mind is that
> if CVS can't store diffs of binary files (correct me if I'm wrong, but the
> docs lead us to believe it just stores a whole new copy when new binary
> versions are committed), why does it need to run a fancy diff that consumes
> huge amounts of memory?
> Or does it actually diff binaries correctly and only store the changes as
> revisions are added (and we read the docs incorrectly)?

Look at how much the file grows between checkins, but I think that CVS _is_
diffing even binary files (which you set the '-kb' keyword mode on).  If you
set -MCOPY, it will not.

I believe -MCOPY is in the Cvswrappers section and I don't know where else.


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