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Friday, June 05, 2009

git slowness

Lots of coding in my checkin early and often style - I'm actually coding, rather than spending most of my time trying to figure out how somebody else's code works.

Unfortunately, git is becoming a real performance bottleneck. Especially compared to CVS.

Reason: I'm trying to use a single big repository. Logically there are many separate subprojects, but I found that using srparate git repos was a real hassle.

In CVS you can restrict the repository scans to a subtree. Apparently not so in git. Or, at least, I don't know how.

Full repo scans are great, but have a perf cost.