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From: Michael Walter (michael.walter_at_[hidden])
Date: 2007-07-31 14:51:04

On 7/31/07, Vladimir Prus <ghost_at_[hidden]> wrote:
> David A. Greene wrote:
> > I know this is rather late in the game but it's only recently that I've
> > had extensive experience with Subversion.
> >
> > My experience has not been good. I've found that Subversion scales very
> > poorly, which makes me nervous about moving a large project like Boost
> > into it. I've had situations where's it's taken hours and sometimes days
> > to
> > perform checkouts. And this is with the most recent version.
> .....
> > I've also encountered issues with Subversion's interaction with http
> > timeouts.
> .....
> > The bottom line is that svn over http and https is very, very broken.
> >
> > (My comment about no problems with other svn repositories probably has
> > to do with the fact that those other repositories are much smaller than
> > llvm's).
> If I understand correctly, no other LLVM developer has this problem, right?
> Then, it suggests either some particular flakiness in your network
> environment, or your svn client is somehow broken.
> And there are many projects larger than LLVM that don't have any
> problems.

People regularly have similar problems with my toy project subversion
server, which might indicate that the issue is not a function of
project size (but rather of bad administration on my side? ;-).


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