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From Mark Phippard <>
Subject Re: Checkout really slow in Windows with lots of files in one directory
Date Tue, 01 Feb 2011 18:00:41 GMT
On Wed, Jan 26, 2011 at 9:28 AM, Neil Bird <> wrote:

>  We have a graphics-oriented code-base that's auto-generated and has >5000
> source files in one directory.  While I can check this out OK on Linux,
> we're seeing an unusable slow-down on Windows XP (NTFS), both using Tortoise
> directly, and as a test on Linux with the Windows drive mapped over CIFS.

I created a folder with 5001 files in it ... maybe that is not enough?
 I just used small simple text files as I was only checking for the
general problem in managing the temp files and the WC metadata.

Upon checkout (using 1.6.15 command line client) I did not notice any
slowdown.  Windows checked out via HTTP across internet in about 49
seconds as opposed to 33 from my Mac (which is a faster system).  The
main thing is checkout did not seem to slow down.

The bad news is that I tried it again with trunk.  Both Windows and
Mac were much slower and I was doing the tests because I thought it
would be much faster.  Windows time went up to 210 secs and OSX to
about 90 seconds.

In all cases, the performance seemed linear.  I did not see it start
to get slower.


Mark Phippard

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