[p4] Installer enhancement request

Ivey, William william_ivey at bmc.com
Fri Nov 10 12:24:58 PST 2006

> -----Original Message-----
> From: perforce-user-bounces at perforce.com
> [mailto:perforce-user-bounces at perforce.com]On Behalf Of Jamison, Shawn
> Sent: Friday, November 10, 2006 7:36 AM
> When someone is trolling around their file system with the 
> windows file explorer, P4EXP checks every file/directory they
> click on with the Perforce server. I had a batch of users that
> spend a good deal of time roaming around the directory structure
> as a part of their daily work.
> When I stripped everything out of the log file except the 
> P4EXP entries I still had 20 MB left of log file.  
> So in my opinion P4EXP does spam the log file.  When a 
> typical week for me of log entries hovers around 60MB for 7 days
> and I was well on my way to 100MB log file for the week I know a
> bunch of P4EXP clients have been installed.

I did some analysis of our current log file with respect to the
clients, p4v, p4win and p4exp and got these results:

p4v   unique users:  5, Server hits: 21,618, Avg: 4,324
p4exp unique users: 34, Server hits:  3,619, Avg:   106
p4win unique users: 12, Server hits:    179, Avg:    15

I don't see p4exp being that big a hog. I suspect most of the
p4exp users I have are running with default settings, too, and
haven't, for example, turned off icons, server polling or limited
it's view, so most of these instances are running at max.

Maybe your users are just very active and if they weren't using
p4exp, they'd be using p4v more (which seems to hit the server a
LOT more often).



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