[webkit-dev] webkit-patch and SVN

Adam Barth abarth at webkit.org
Thu Apr 15 00:09:19 PDT 2010

On Wed, Apr 14, 2010 at 11:47 PM, Darin Fisher <darin at chromium.org> wrote:
> On Wed, Apr 14, 2010 at 5:06 PM, Adam Barth <abarth at webkit.org> wrote:
>> On Wed, Apr 14, 2010 at 4:52 PM, Geoffrey Garen <ggaren at apple.com> wrote:
>> >> I'd rather keep the current behavior and have it operate on the entire
>> >> repository. I think it will be too easy to make mistakes and leave out
>> >> large portions of a patch if it only operates upon the current working
>> >> directory.
>> >
>> > That's a fixable mistake, though, if/when it happens.
>> >
>> > Taking huge amounts of time unnecessarily diff'ing the LayoutTests
>> > directory is a fixed cost that is unavoidable and unfixable.
>> How long is a huge amount of time?  Here are some stats from my
>> laptop.  In the first run, I suspect webkit was not in my disk cache
>> (since I recently compiled another checkout):
>> ~/svn/webkit3$ time svn diff
>> real    0m23.437s
>> user    0m1.936s
>> sys     0m7.531s
>> In the second run, I suspect webkit was in my disk cache:
>> ~/svn/webkit3$ time svn diff
>> real    0m8.929s
>> user    0m2.019s
>> sys     0m6.012s
>> ~/svn/webkit3$ svn --version
>> svn, version 1.6.3 (r38063)
>> If the diff is taking much longer than these times, you probably have
>> a borked SVN working copy.  We've seen really slow working copies when
>> the working copy was created with SVN 1.5 and then upgraded to 1.6.
>> If your SVN is slow, you might consider blowing away your working copy
>> and making a new one with SVN 1.6.
> This may not seem like a huge difference, but 23 seconds is enough to
> encourage me to "cd WebCore" before running svn-create-patch or
> prepare-ChangeLog.

Does that mean you're not writing tests for your changes?  ;)

I don't have a good sense for what SVN workflows are like.  I've
switched over to SVN for a bit to try to understand how it works, but
I haven't learned all the tricks yet.


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