performance tuning notes

Ben Collins-Sussman sussman at
Wed May 7 09:03:25 CDT 2008

It's not entirely clear that super-specific performance tuning has a
place in a general reference manual;  that said, we should take a look
at it and see.  :-)   Can you put your plain text content into a new
trac issue?  (

We're inches away from releasing the svn 1.5 book to O'Reilly, to
print as a 2nd edition.

On Tue, May 6, 2008 at 7:04 PM, Dan Christian <dchristian at> wrote:
> I didn't see anything in the book about subversion server performance
>  tuning, so I wrote up some of my experience (attached).
>  There are some things I need help with:
>  I'm not sure where this should go.  It doesn't quite fit in any
>  existing section.
>  I haven't dealt with the XML layout before.  Is there someone who
>  could map the raw content into XML for me?  I'm pretty short on time,
>  so I don't know how long it will take if I'm doing it.  Is there a
>  timeline for "releasing" the book?
>  The tuning examples use Linux specific options (because that's what I
>  know and use).  It would be nice to map the same concepts onto
>  Solaris, BSD, OS-X, Windows, etc; but we would need other people to
>  contribute/test the specifics.
>  -Dan C
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