[cvsnt] Re: Checkout tag extremely slow

Tony Hoyle tmh at nodomain.org
Wed Dec 8 16:48:06 GMT 2004

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jml at nykredit.dk wrote:
> Hi,
> I recently upgraded our CVS server from version 2.0.4 to version 2.0.51d.
> After the upgrade it has become _extremely_ slow to checkout tags from 
> CVS.  I am talking hours in worst case. Checking out HEAD does not suffer 
> from this problem. I have tried version 2.0.58d as well with same result. 
> Reverting to version 2.0.4 restores normal performance. 
> Any suggestions?

My best guess would be that the server can't read the val-tags file for 
some reason.  If it can't read that it has to scan the whole repository 
to find out if the tag is valid (I'm convinced this could be made faster 
but the logic makes this nontrivial at the moment).


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