[cvsnt] Multiple repositories

John Hall john-news3 at cambridgetechgroup.com
Wed Mar 8 09:13:05 GMT 2006

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"Bo Berglund" <Bo.Berglund at system3r.se> wrote in message 
news:mailman.1166.1141806059.17086.cvsnt at cvsnt.org...

> > I'd just like to remind you that CVS uses temporary files for
> > virtually everything, and påacing your temp folder on a different
> > partition from the repository will hurt performance badly.

> Why is that?
> It should not matter where a temp file is created really as long as the 
> drive is fast enough.

Unless it moves/renames those temporary files to overwrite files in the 
repository. If the temp folder is on a different drive then it needs to 
copy, then delete rather than move, which is slower.

It would be interesting to see some benchmarks to see if this was true.


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