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Date: 2004-12-18 (15:22)
From: Richard W.M. Jones <rich@m...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] [OT] Rant about VCS
On Sat, Dec 18, 2004 at 04:01:51PM +0100, Sven Luther wrote:
> On Sat, Dec 18, 2004 at 11:24:00AM +0000, Richard Jones wrote:
> > If you're finding Arch too hard, have a look at Darcs.  This page
> > describes how to create a repository:
> > 
> >
> Seems interesting. I wonder if there is a bitkeeper to darcs gateway, that
> would make it perfect for kernel work.

There's a Darcs mirror of the Linux kernel, but I don't think it
includes versions (ie. it's not a true export from BitKeeper).

The problem that Darcs has on repositories of this size is that to do
its branching and merging magic, it needs to hold the whole codebase
in memory at once.  With the size of the Linux kernel, this reportedly
requires about 300MB of real RAM and up to 700MB of virtual memory.


Richard Jones.
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