Subversion 1.6 release notes suggest that it's possible to use memcached to "cache data of FSFS repositories". Creating a new repository using
svnadmin create has a fsfs.conf file within the db/ subdirectory which contains some examples and documentation for the memcached configuration.
I have two related questions:
- To enable memcached support, I propose copying a fsfs.conf file from a newly created SVN repository into an existing repository (upgraded to 1.6), and then configuring it - both the upgraded repository and the new one are hosted on an Ubuntu Lucid 64-bit Server Edition. Is it OK/safe to do so?
- What SVN operations should I expect to be improved (performance-wise) by use of this cache?