File synchronization delays

Hi,

I'd like to point that file synchronization delays are starting to become a real nuisance. On my PC (W2k, PIII 730 Mhz, 512 Mb) it takes about 3-5 seconds with 100% CPU for file to become writable when I check it out externally. Starting to get nervous by the end of the day .. :)

Thank you !

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I thought it has something to do with antivirus monitor (I have Norton v8.00.9374 running) but when I disabled it - nothing changed. Well, may be disabling NAV doesn't "really" disable it.

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Do you keep your files on mapped network drives?

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"Evgeny Goldin" <genie@cpan.org> wrote in message
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Hi,

>

I'd like to point that file synchronization delays are starting to become

a real nuisance. On my PC (W2k, PIII 730 Mhz, 512 Mb) it takes about 3-5
seconds with 100% CPU for file to become writable when I check it out
externally. Starting to get nervous by the end of the day .. :)
>

Thank you !



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If I have a local folder shared, and I map a drive to that share (so I'm mapping a drive, but to a local folder), and I open a project on that mapped drive, will that also affect performance?

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Valentin, you're right. Files I'm working with are on the ClearCase mapped network drive .. But I still hope it can be improved somehow.

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Valentin, you're right. Files I'm working with are on
the ClearCase mapped network drive .. But I still
hope it can be improved somehow.



We have found that clearcase for mapped drives is a lost cause. Although slow on its own, the real culprit is simply that network transmission is much slower then disk. Programs like compilers and IDE's are IO hungary.

You are much better off creating a snapshot view and using that. You will get an order of magnitude increase in performance.

Mike

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If I have a local folder shared, and I map a drive to that share (so I'm

mapping a drive, but to a local folder), and I open a project on that mapped
drive, will that also affect performance?

Yes. Unfortunately we don't have way to detect whether it mapped to the
local folder or not. I would not recommend to keep working files on mapped
drives.

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"Russell Egan" <russegan@email.com> wrote in message
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If I have a local folder shared, and I map a drive to that share (so I'm

mapping a drive, but to a local folder), and I open a project on that mapped
drive, will that also affect performance?


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I would not recommend to keep working files on mapped drives.


If you are working on Windows with local files mapped to other drives, you should try to not use the "map" functionality offered by the Windows Explorer, but the good old DOS command "subst" (e.g. by running a batch file on startup); that could rid you of the network overhead.

Regards,
Jens

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I've figured out that turning off the synchronization (Options -> IDE settings -> General) helps a lot, IDEA doesn't get stuck every time a frame gets a focus. I synchronize the files manually now.

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