Re: irc usage..

From: Linus Torvalds <>
Date: 2006-05-23 09:33:06
On Tue, 23 May 2006, Martin Langhoff wrote:
> I really don't think that using the local cvs binary is a problem at
> all. In my experience, the thing is fairly fast and optimized when you
> ask it to perform file-oriented questions and that's all we do,
> really.

Fair enough. My worry was mainly that the cvs server was doing something 
stupid, but I suspect most of the fork/exec's are probably from the 
cvsimport perl script itself.

> In any case, we have it already -- parsecvs does it quite well (modulo
> memory leaks!) and I've used it several times in conjunction with
> cvsimport. Just perform the initial import with parsecvs and then
> 'track' the remote project with cvsimport.

I didn't get parsecvs working when I tried it a long time ago, and Donnie 
reported that it ran out of memory, so I didn't even really consider it. 
I'd love for it to work well, and it may be reasonable to do really big 
imports on multi-gigabyte 64-bit machines (after all, they aren't _hard_ 
to find any more, and you only need to do it once).

That said, it still seems pretty stupid to require that much memory just 
to import from CVS.

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