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Re: CVS and gdbm?

From: Max Bowsher
Subject: Re: CVS and gdbm?
Date: Fri, 5 Sep 2003 16:20:31 +0100

address@hidden wrote:
> The CVS FAQ says:
>     By default, the `modules' file behaves as described above. If the
>     modules file is very large, storing it as a flat text file may make
>     looking up modules slow (I'm not sure whether this is as much of a
>     concern now as when CVS first evolved this feature; I haven't seen
>     benchmarks). Therefore, by making appropriate edits to the CVS source
>     code one can store the modules file in a database which implements the
>     ndbm interface, such as Berkeley db or GDBM. If this option is in use,
>     then the modules database will be stored in the files `modules.db',
>     `modules.pag', and/or `modules.dir'.
> Is there any further info on configuring CVS to use gdbm?  Especially,
> benchmarks?

No benchmarks, but the "appropriate edits" to use gdbm exist in the Cygwin
package of cvs.


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