Re: Mercurial 0.3 vs git benchmarks

From: Chris Mason
Date: Tue Apr 26 2005 - 10:40:34 EST

On Tuesday 26 April 2005 11:09, Magnus Damm wrote:
> On 4/26/05, Chris Mason <mason@xxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > 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.
> Yes, as long as you apply the patches to disk that is. I've hacked up
> a small backend tool that applies patches to files kept in memory and
> uses a modifed rabin-karp search to match hunks. So you basically read
> once and write once per file instead of moving data around for each
> applied patch. But it needs two passes.
> And no, the source code for the entire Linux kernel is not kept in
> memory - you need a smart frontend to manage the file cache. Drop me a
> line if you are interested.

Sorry, you've lost me. Right now the cycle goes like this:

1) patch reads patch file, reads source file, writes source file
2) update-cache reads source file, writes git file

Which of those writes are you avoiding? We have a smart way to manage the
cache already for the source files...the vm does pretty well. There's
nothing to manage for the git files. For the apply a bunch of patches
workload, they are write once, read never (except for the index).


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