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Re: [Gnu-arch-users] tagging is slow

From: James Blackwell
Subject: Re: [Gnu-arch-users] tagging is slow
Date: Tue, 10 Aug 2004 07:39:17 -0400

In lists.arch.users, you wrote:
> I've noticed that as I accumulate more revisions, creating a tag -- an
> operation that's supposed to be "cheap" in arch -- gets slower, and
> slower, and slower...  [often like 20-30 minutes!]
> As far as I can figure (it's hard to tell as there's no indicator of
> what it's actually doing), it's doing `something' for every patch-log in
> the tagged-from branch, e.g., fetching the corresponding archive
> patch-log for all of them (a horrifically slow thing to do over a link
> with any latency)?  Does anyone know what's really going on?
> [Of course, another slight annoyance is that the resulting base-0
> patch-log is _huge_, as it contains every single past patch-log file in
> the "New-patches:" header.  Are there common operations which depend on
> this info being present?  If only uncommon operations use it, following
> the Continuation-of: headers and caching the patch-log set whenever
> there's a cacherev would seem more scalable.]

Are you pruning the patchlogs from the versions you're tagging from?

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