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From Branko ─îibej (JIRA) <>
Subject [jira] [Resolved] (SVN-1966) libsvn_diff needs 'non-minimal-diff' mode.
Date Sat, 17 Oct 2015 17:08:05 GMT


Branko ─îibej resolved SVN-1966.
       Resolution: Fixed
    Fix Version/s:     (was: unscheduled)

Agree with [~ivan.z]; marked as fixed.

> libsvn_diff needs 'non-minimal-diff' mode.
> ------------------------------------------
>                 Key: SVN-1966
>                 URL:
>             Project: Subversion
>          Issue Type: Improvement
>          Components: libsvn_diff
>    Affects Versions: all
>            Reporter: Ben Collins-Sussman
>            Assignee: Sander Striker
>            Priority: Critical
>             Fix For: 1.7.0
>         Attachments: 1_xmlfiles.tar.gz
> I've got two OpenOffice XML files here, each about 9 megs in size.  The second file was
produced by simply adding a "2" to the beginning of every third line (...we used  a tiny python
script to do the transform.)
> When I compare the two files using GNU diff, it takes 14 seconds.
> When I compare the two files using libsvn_diff, it never finishes... or rather, I killed
the process after 20 minutes when I noticed the memory footprint had grown to 128megs and
was still growing.  The footprint was only ~20 megs for the
> first 10 minutes, which is expected behavior (about 2x the size of the file), but I have
no idea why the footprint started growing after that.
> I'm using the subversion/tests/libsvn_diff/diff-test binary, by the way.
> I'm attaching the two XML files to this mail for people to reproduce.
> Sander, any idea what's going on?  I know that libsvn_diff is sometimes a *bit* slower
than gdiff, but this scenario seems way out of whack.  Cmpilato and I discovered this bug
when a Collabnet customer attempted to run 'svn merge':  the
> client started running svn_diff_diff3() on two 8 meg XML files similar to this one (with
a similar density of changed lines)... and after 20 minutes, the server just timed-out and
closed the socket... presumably because the socket filled up with the REPORT response and
the client stopped reading from it.
> Anyway, I hope this is a simple bug in libsvn_diff...

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