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Re: CVS - Modules - Max. # of files ?

From: Dennis Jones
Subject: Re: CVS - Modules - Max. # of files ?
Date: Sat, 15 Sep 2007 00:03:09 GMT

"Christian ROig" <address@hidden> wrote in message 
> We are looking into restructurering our CVS-repository so that we end up
> with 3-5 modules.
> Project
> Maintenance of Line (MOL)
> Source
> Administration
> Departments
> The first 3 Modules wil contain MANY files and folders, so before we go
> ahead and implement I would very much like to know how well CVS handles
> Modules with MANY files/folders, I'm guessing we will be talking about
> several hundred thousand...

The only problem I have ever had with CVS with regard to the number of files 
was recently when I tried to add the latest version of boost (on the order 
of something like 20K files) into my repository.  I got some weird error 
during the commit that made no sense (I was using TortoiseCVS via a remote 
desktop at the time, and I don't know if either of those had anything to do 
with it).  I resolved my problem by committing subsets of the code at a 
time.  I never bothered to investigate if the problem was due to 
TortoiseCVS, Remote Desktop, or CVS itself.

> Clients: TortoiseCVS and WinCVS

Typically, I use the CVS command line client.  But when I do use a GUI, I 
strongly prefer TortoiseCVS over WinCVS (ugh).

> Server: GNU CVS (not certain)

I used to run CVS on Linux, but I had constant headaches with it, and the 
filesystem crashed and burned on me at least 3 times.  I finally got fed up 
and switched to FreeBSD 5.x, and have _never_ had a problem with it since --  
it just keeps on going and going...

I use CVS 1.11.22.

- Dennis 

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