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Re: Question regarding tags

From: Todd Denniston
Subject: Re: Question regarding tags
Date: Thu, 02 Feb 2006 13:58:00 -0500
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Norman Crisp wrote:
I wondering if anyone knows if the number of tags in a CVS repository
affects the performance of the repository.  We build nightly, and generate a
new tag on all files for that build.  We have been working this way for a
long time and now have 1000's of generated tags, not to mention branches and
tags within.

I have not noticed any hit on performance, but are we going to hit a limit
at some point where the performance will start to degrade?


usual wisdom is the price of processing tags is cheap compared with the cost of opening & closing each file.

But for some different perspectives I suggest looking at some of the old list entries:

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