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From Hyrum K Wright <hyrum.wri...@wandisco.com>
Subject Re: svn commit: r1296604 - in /subversion/trunk/subversion/libsvn_fs_fs: caching.c fs.h fs_fs.c
Date Sat, 03 Mar 2012 15:51:07 GMT
On Sat, Mar 3, 2012 at 5:31 AM,  <stefan2@apache.org> wrote:
> Author: stefan2
> Date: Sat Mar  3 11:31:17 2012
> New Revision: 1296604
>
> URL: http://svn.apache.org/viewvc?rev=1296604&view=rev
> Log:
> Certain operations, e.g. svn ls, will contain timestamp and author
> information from many different revisions.  A list of all projects
> in the root of the wordpress repository will open, read and close
>>75.000 revision property files (3 reads for each list entry)
>
> This commit implements revprop caching.  It will be activated as
> part of the full-text caching option.
>
> Since revprops may be written by other threads or processes, we
> need to track the revprop changes.  A new special file contains a
> counter that will be increased each time revision properties get
> rewritten.
>
> This counter is internally called "revprop generation" and will be
> read upon the first revprop access for given fs_t.  Later changes
> may remain invisible for that fs_t.  This behavior is in line with
> our revprop handling in other parts of FS_FS.  If a revprop gets
> rewritten, the fs_t doing the write will use the new generation
> from that point on and will thus see all caches up to and including
> its own.
>
> Since the revprop generation becomes part of the cache key, each
> fs_t will only see revprops from its generation.  It may also
> create new cache entries tagged with that generation, i.e. those
> would appear to be outdated for newer fs_t.  But that will simply
> cause a benign false negative upon lookup.  No fs_t will see
> data that got replaced before that fs_t was created.

How does this potentially interact with revprop packing?

-Hyrum

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