[cvsnt] Re: CVSNT does not support *large* binary files (crashes on them)

Serge Nikulin snikulin at safeviewinc.com
Sun Jun 18 23:08:07 BST 2006

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Please consider a situation of 1 byte binary file.
Then consider 1 billion changes in this file.
As a result file.bin,v will be *large* binary file.

The same logic is appliable to text files.

"David Somers" <dsomers at omz13.com> wrote in message 
news:e74ifu$g9s$1 at paris.nodomain.org...
> Serge Nikulin wrote:
>> Concurrent Versions System (CVSNT) 2.5.01 (Travis) Build 1927
>> (client/server)
>> Reproduction:
>> create a large binary file.bin (~600 MB, CD ISO image is a good example).
> If you need to store *very large* binary files, is cvs the right thing to
> store it in? It wasn't really designed for such things... sure, a bitmap
> image that is a few K in size is OK... but multi-megabyte binary files are
> not its raison d'etre.
> Normally I just store such things into a regular directory and use an
> extension as a revision indicator... technically very low-tech, but it
> works.
> -- 
> David Somers
> PGP Key = 7E613D4E
> Fingerprint = 53A0 D84B 7F90 F227 2EAB  4FD7 6278 E2A8 7E61 3D4E 

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