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From Philip Martin <philip.mar...@wandisco.com>
Subject Re: SVN Issue On Solaris OS
Date Thu, 11 Dec 2014 00:34:32 GMT
Mark Phippard <markphip@gmail.com> writes:

> I searched the archives without luck, but thought I recall some people
> posting these machines were not good with SVN.  Aren't these the ones
> capable of running a lot of threads but are very slow single thread
> machines?  The processor is only like 1 Ghz I believe.
>
> So maybe with an Apache server receiving a lot of concurrent requests where
> all of those threads can be used this machine would be OK.  But otherwise,
> I'd assume it would be much slower than an x86 machine of any kind.

Subversion's SPARC Solaris buildbot slave is a T1000.  It takes about
6min to build Subversion and 25min to run the regression tests on a RAM
disk. By way of comparison, my Linux desktop is about one year old and a
similar build is less than 30sec and the tests take less than 3min.  The
regression tests do not reliably predict the performance of real
Subversion servers since the data sets in the tests are tiny, but this
shows that for some workloads a T1000 is an order of magnitude slower
than an x86.

-- 
Philip Martin | Subversion Committer
WANdisco // *Non-Stop Data*

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