[darcs-users] Re: Limits of Darcs (the whole Linux kernel?)
mark at summersault.com
Fri Nov 5 18:19:12 UTC 2004
On 2004-11-05, Samuel Tardieu <sam at rfc1149.net> wrote:
>>>>>> "David" == David Roundy <droundy at abridgegame.org> writes:
>David> You could either make more memory available for darcs, or
>David> compile darcs with the --enable-antimemoize option. The
>David> initial record is the command which most stresses darcs'
>David> memory, as it requires holding the entire tree in parsed and in
> So this brings an immediate question: why does darcs need to hold the
> entire tree in memory at anytime?
Another related question is:
Can the initial import be "special cased" to improve performance? It's seem me that it should
be possible because:
- darcs should be able to tell that the state of the repository is empty
(or can be given a hint).
- As an initial import, there is nothing in the repository to conflict
with. The result of applying this initial big patch seems obvious.
From a marketing or "new user" perspective, this is rather important to
address, because it's one of the first impressions people have with
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