[Cruisecontrolrb-developers] Avoiding polling source control

Paul Butcher paul at texperts.com
Tue Jul 21 16:22:42 EDT 2009

On 21 Jul 2009, at 17:48, Alexey Verkhovsky wrote:
> Never been an issue for me. Why should svn log once every few  
> seconds be an issue, unless you have tens of these things going  
> against the same server, all at the same time?

We have 11 projects under Cruise (with another 2 or 3 on the way) each  
of which uses several "svn:external"s. All up, using the default  
polling interval, that results in quite a lot of requests. I've no  
idea what kind of hardware the Subversion server's running on, but we  
share it with a few other clients of our hosting providers and they  
contacted us to ask if we could reduce the load.

We can, of course, increase the polling interval, but we've got quite  
used to the server building immediately after a checkin. It's not  
essential, but it is nice to minimize the interval between a "bad"  
checkin and finding out about it. And a post-commit hook gives us that  
without any downside.

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