[cvsnt] Re: Distributing load across several CVS servers(Transparent Proxy)

Tony Hoyle tmh at nodomain.org
Sun Dec 12 14:35:24 GMT 2004

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Lahav Savir wrote:
> The main issue is that check-outs / updates are much faster 
> especially when you have many developers working on the same repository.

Not really - you still have to contact the server to find out all the 
latest versions of everything.  The only speedup you'll see is if the 
actual contents of the file haven't changed, and the file is large 
enough to compensate for the slowdown from the caching process.

IMO that kind of functionality shouldn't be part of the server itself - 
a standalone cache would work just as well (probably better as it'd be 
faster).  For the limited advantage though it's far better to get proper 
distributed working going (nearly impossible with the current cvs core 
though so it'll have to wait a while).


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