On Wed, Sep 05, 2001 at 11:41:13AM -0700, John Polstra wrote:
> In article <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>,
> Jonathan Chen  <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> > On Wed, Sep 05, 2001 at 10:54:20AM -0700, John Polstra wrote:
> > > - You need an MFS filesystem with zillions of inodes, because
> > >   anonymous CVS just hammers the disk with tiny lock files or state
> > >   files.  If they are on a drive that has moving parts, your system
> > >   will tear itself apart.
> > 
> > setting CVSREADONLYFS to 1 will prevent locking.  This also means you don't 
> > need to give the anoncvs user write access to the lock directory.  I 
> > presume this is where most of the anoncvs hogness lies, so this should make 
> > it go quite a bit faster.
> Nope.  Anoncvs.freebsd.org already has/had CVSREADONLYFS set, but
> that did not eliminate the need for the MFS.  If I recall correctly,
> remote CVS creates a shadow checkout tree of CVS/ directories and
> their administrative files for each client.  That's what hammers the
> disk on the server.

Yep, you are right.  cvs writes the shadow stuff in /tmp.  bleah.


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