Re: Mercurial 0.3 vs git benchmarks

From: Chris Mason
Date: Tue Apr 26 2005 - 06:15:57 EST

On Tuesday 26 April 2005 00:00, Linus Torvalds wrote:
> On Mon, 25 Apr 2005, Linus Torvalds wrote:
> > The easiest test-case is Andrew's 198-patch patch-bomb on linux-kernel a
> > few weeks ago: they all apply cleanly to 2.6.12-rc2 (in order), and you
> > can use my "dotest" script to automate the test..
> Oh, well. That was so trivial that I just did it:
[ ... ]

> ie the "initial add" is almost twice as fast (because it spends most of
> the time compressing _all_ the files), but the difference in applying 198
> patches is not noticeable at all (because the costs are all elsewhere).
> That's 198 patches in less than a minute even with the highest
> compression. That rocks.

This agrees with my tests here, the time to apply patches is somewhat disk
bound, even for the small 100 or 200 patch series. The io should be coming
from data=ordered, since the commits are still every 5 seconds or so.

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