Posted May 16, 2011 21:53 UTC (Mon) by dlang (✭ supporter ✭, #313)
In reply to: DVCS-autosync by njs
Parent article: DVCS-autosync
I don't know that it always uses mmap, but it's the use of mmap that imposes the file size limit on individual files.
pack files are limited in that they use a 32 bit offset into them, but that's a matter of optimisation for files that can be diffed and compressed.
yes, for this use case you may be better of with CVS, but only until you have to reconcile differences between different locations. DVCS tools give you the framework (and many of the mechanisms) for doing this as part of their heritage