Subject: Re: pkgsrc cvs
To: Marton Fabo <>
From: Hubert Feyrer <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 06/27/2002 01:49:13
On Thu, 27 Jun 2002, Marton Fabo wrote:
> > CVS is a pig WRT disk IO, get a faster disk. ;)
> 60G 7200RPM ATA133 Maxtor, hardly would find a condsiderably faster disk...

That doesn't say much about the other things accessing the disk.

> > Might also be a problem due to limited network bandwidth.
> Don't really know how to measure the bandwidth CVS is operating at, I have a
> 384kbits/sec ADSL anyway. Is that too slow?...

No. I've done CVS via 56k in finite time.

> > I run "cvs update" every night, so I don't have to worry about that.
> Is it possible that running it every other night would make such difference?
> (As I mentioned previously, I checked out the whole thing two days ago.)

No, there shouldn't be much of a difference about if you do this regularly
or rarely.

> > It's not hours then either... maybe try another anoncvs server?
> Hmmm, I just copy/pasted the one from the pkgsrc docs. Maybe I should look for
> a closer one indeed. How can I determine how up-to-date is a specific mirror?
> I don't really wanna use a server that updates once a month...

Ask the mirror maintainer?

 - Hubert

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