Three Monkeys, Three Typewriters, Two Days

May 14, 2005

Still trying to get builds/pulls to happen faster

Here's an interesting question. For something like CVS checkouts from a local CVS mirror or ccache-using builds, would putting the CVS repository or ccache data store on a different hard drive from the sourcedir or objdir (respectively) make things faster or slower? Especially for my typical use case, which is updating 4 or more trees all from the same CVS repository, it seems there could be a win from having the accesses happen on different disks... Is there any work that's been done on testing this? Or should I just time both and see?

Posted by bzbarsky at May 14, 2005 12:26 AM