[cvsnt] Re: Delays in update

Tony Hoyle tmh at nodomain.org
Thu Sep 23 13:43:44 BST 2004

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Harrison, Andrew wrote:
> Several users have been complaining that the length of time to do an update
> has been increasing. Having done some tests I am inclined to believe them.
> The delay seems to be between the issue of the command and the start of the
> server output (i.e. before the first lines of output appear - usually the
> list of unknown files). Once the update actually starts it takes the same
> time as it used to. I would estimate the delay to be about 10-15 seconds. We
> do have a large number of tags & branches (approx 600 at present), could
> this be the cause? Other than pruning out old revisions and tags, or
> exporting everything to a new repository, is there anything we can do to
> speed things up?

Tags and branches don't signifcantly alter the update time, as you only 
use one at a time - there's almost no processing involved.

A 10 second delay sounds like DNS issues.


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