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I've made some experiments based on your guess, and I can confirm that the problem has to do with the val-tags file, but moreso with the scanning of the repository. This is what I did: "CVS co -r sometag mymodule" If "sometag" does not exist, CVS 2.0.51d will scan the entire repository, while CVS 2.0.4 will scan only the actual module (mymodule) - which I think is reasonable. If "sometag" does exist, but are for some reason NOT in the val-tags file the same thing happens. If "sometag" does exist and IS in the val-tags file all is well of course. The entire-repository-scans is extremely time and CPU consuming, if you have a large repository (and we do!), and the scan will happen everytime your miss-spell a tag-name. Even with a small repository of - say - less than 10,000 files, the scan will take minutes. The problem is present in 2.0.58d also, and it has caused us to make a fall-back to CVS version 2.0.4. I suggest your treat this as a bug - I think CVS should scan only the indicated module, and not the entire repository, since - logically - there is no chance of a match in any other module than the one you indicate in the checkout command. Sincerely Joergen Moeller Larsen 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). Tony _______________________________________________ cvsnt mailing list cvsnt at cvsnt.org cvsnt downloads at march-hare.com @CVSNT on Twitter CVSNT on Facebook http://www.cvsnt.org/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/cvsnt https://www.march-hare.com/cvspro/en.asp#downcvs