[darcs-users] darcs record and huge patches

Aggelos Economopoulos aoiko at cc.ece.ntua.gr
Tue Jan 27 22:40:17 UTC 2004

On Tue, 27 Jan 2004 22:36:58 +0200
Aggelos Economopoulos <aoiko at cc.ece.ntua.gr> wrote:

> So, has anyone tried running record on a large tree with many local
> changes? If it isn't supposed to work I'll just kill the process, but
> if is, how long should it take?

Well, it took about five hours, but seems to have worked (produced a
27M patch (6M compressed)). Still, it doesn't seem normal that it
should take that long or consume so much memory - can't you force
garbage collection at some point? Would disabling use of mmap() help
in such extreme cases?


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