Subject: Re: AnonCVS not documented
To: Gandhi woulda smacked you <>
From: Frederick Bruckman <>
List: current-users
Date: 08/15/1999 03:43:35
On Sat, 14 Aug 1999, Gandhi woulda smacked you wrote:

> On 14 Aug 1999, Matthias Scheler wrote:
> # In article <Pine.NEB.4.10.9908141111050.6932-100000@corwin.home>,
> # 	Frederick Bruckman <> writes:
> # > I find "-z9" works better for it.
> # 
> # Everything beyond "-z3" especially "-z9" causes *very* high load on the
> # CVS server. You should *not* use it.
> Then I think a proposed workaround is in order.  I'd like to move away from
> using sup, but unless you can guarantee that I can actually do this without
> the checkout hanging, I am either reduced to using sup or I am going to
> have to use high compression.

I believe the reason compression worked is that it throttles the
server, no other reason. I won't do that anymore.

I just managed to complete a "cvs -z3 update" in pkgsrc by renice'ing
cvs and it's subshell to -12. My problem is never that it hangs, but
that the server eventually times out and breaks the connection.

Maybe that'll help you, maybe not...