Re: Kernel SCM saga..

From: Chris Wedgwood
Date: Thu Apr 07 2005 - 23:14:59 EST

On Wed, Apr 06, 2005 at 08:42:08AM -0700, Linus Torvalds wrote:

> PS. Don't bother telling me about subversion. If you must, start reading
> up on "monotone". That seems to be the most viable alternative, but don't
> pester the developers so much that they don't get any work done. They are
> already aware of my problems ;)

I'm playing with monotone right now. Superficially it looks like it
has tons of gee-whiz neato stuff... however, it's *agonizingly* slow.
I mean glacial. A heavily sedated sloth with no legs is probably

Using monotone to pull itself too over 2 hours wall-time and 71
minutes of CPU time.

Arguably brand-new CPUs are probably about 2x the speed of what I have
now and there might have been networking funnies --- but that's still
35 monutes to get ~40MB of data.

The kernel is ten times larger, so does that mean to do a clean pull
of the kernel we are looking at (71/2*10) ~ 355 minutes or 6 hours of
CPU time?

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