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Re: Mercurial considerations on the field

On Wed, Apr 28, 2021 at 08:30:00PM +0200, Riccardo Mottola wrote:
> I was skeptical, and... I had reason to apparently. I tried on a dual-core
> intel laptop with 3GB of RAM. Something fairly decent.

I wouldn't call 3GB RAM decent nowadays, but it should certainly be

> At first I tried over WiFi.... it interrupted after one hour or so, no error
> message, no nothing and "nothing" was saved
> Then I tried again, still WiFI, after 2 hours or so... it just looked stuck:
> no disk activity, no network, no CPU usage for quite some time ! I hit
> "ctrl-c" and it catched the signal, rolled back cleanly.

I'm highly doubtful that it just interrupted without any error message.
Sorry, but no, it doesn't do that. What version are we talking about?
With evolve or without?

> While working I noticed a quite high memory usage, in the order of 400MB or
> more, something that would be unbearable

Peak RSS for a full clone+checkout should be around 600MB. git isn't
really better unless you force it to ignore all history with all the
associated downsides.


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