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SubjectRe: [ANNOUNCE] Darkstar Development Project
Larry McVoy wrote:
> On the other hand, if you do a
>
> find . -type f | xargs touch
> time cvs update .
>
> it will melt down your DSL line for what seems forever. I killed it after
> 20 minutes, I have better things to do with my bandwidth. It's pretty
> clear that CVS is comparing timestamps so if your files get modified at
> all, it's going to transfer them to see what needs to be updated. The
> same sort of "touch all, then update" operation in BK has no effect on
> performance, BK doesn't do its work that way.

The recommended way to do CVS in such situations is rsync your local
tree with somewhere closer to the CVS server. Of course it's obvious
CVS should have something rsync-like built in.
I bet BK does exactly that :-)

-- Jamie
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