[svnbook] r4374 committed - * en/book/ch05-repository-admin.xml...
d.s at daniel.shahaf.name
Wed Jan 30 08:59:46 CST 2013
C. Michael Pilato wrote on Wed, Jan 30, 2013 at 09:46:40 -0500:
> On 01/30/2013 09:22 AM, Daniel Shahaf wrote:
> > svnbook at googlecode.com wrote on Tue, Jan 29, 2013 at 18:50:51 +0000:
> >> <term>format</term>
> >> <listitem>
> >> - <para>A file that contains a single integer that
> >> - indicates the version number of the repository layout</para>
> >> + <para>A file that describes the repository's internal
> >> + organizational scheme</para>
> > Can you mention here that this is not db/format ?
> > It doesn't seem to be already mentioned:
> > % grep '[>/]format<' *
> > ch05-repository-admin.xml: <term>format</term>
> Yeah, it's not mentioned because the book doesn't describe the internals of
> the db/ directory. Why do you feel that this "format" vs. "db/format"
> distinction needs to be made?
Because there is repeated user confusion:
"What does the $REPOS_DIR/db/format file contain?"
"No, not that 'format' file, the other one in the subdir"
(relying on the fortunate fact that neither FSFS nor BDB ever released a format 5)
I also filed a milestone-2.0 issue to rename *both* format and db/format
(to repos-format and db/fsfs-format, for example), to avoid the chance
> And do you have suggestions for how to call this out without violating
> the intentional opacity of the db/ subdir in the text?
> I suppose that with the introduction of fsfs.conf, the book really needs to
> go ahead and break through that original intended opacity and give
> administrators more of a clue about configuring their repositories. We have
> an "FSFS Configuration" section, but it's kinda lame.
Agreed: fsfs.conf is user-facing, so it deserves being documented.
> -- C-Mike
> PS: Hrm... wonder if anyone would benefit from an 'svnadmin info' subcommand:
> $ svnadmin info /path/to/repos
> Path: /path/to/repos
> Format: 5
> FS Type: fsfs
+1, I've had that idea too a few times, never got around to implementing it.
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