Subject: Re: CVSup collections for a NetBSD CVS tree
To: Andrew Gillham <>
From: Wolfram Schneider <>
List: current-users
Date: 04/27/1999 00:04:40
On 1999-04-26 17:36:50 -0400, Andrew Gillham wrote:
> > > CVS tree right now. The only thing we are waiting for to start anoncvs 
> > > service is for various people to finish doing the work of setting up
> > > the actual servers.
> > 
> > cvsup is a magnitude faster than cvs. You can mirror a
> > NetBSD CVS tree (~400MB, 37500 files) in 100 seconds 
> > over a 28.8 modem.
> Wow!  It can compress ~400MB into 288,000bytes???  Why don't we
> have this compression technology in the kernel???  My 128MB machine
> would have the equivalent of something like 186GB of RAM!!
> Amazing!!  I'm all over this.

I wrote *to mirror* a NetBSD CVS tree, not *download*.

> Oh, you mean it checked the status of the files, didn't actually
> "mirror" anything?  Gee, and here I was hoping to build this into
> a SDRAM in silicon.
> Darn, my millions are gone. :-)

The 100 seconds includes the diffs of one day.

Wolfram Schneider <>