Faster checkout times under Git

Thomas Schilling nominolo at
Tue Aug 12 04:33:53 EDT 2008

On 11 Aug 2008, at 23:15, Don Stewart wrote:

> Eric Mertens kindly did some experiments on the various git repos,
> and servers, and approaches to serving.
> * We're looking at >45 mins for a full history darcs get
>   of ghc, over http, from
> * git clone of full ghc over http, from,  
> completes in
>   the range of 6-7 minutes (roughly 150KiB/s)
> * git clone over git protocol, using github's bandwidth, completes
>   in 2.1 minutes. (roughly 560KiB/s)
> So that indicates a significant improvment by switching to the git://
> server protocol. Can we get that on
> In general git is doing a good job here addressing slow 'darcs get '
> times, which are now way way down. This will make life easier for some
> of us.
> Mirroring automatically to github could also address some of our
> redundancy concerns.

I'm working on both issues with Ian and Paul.  The current setup also  
isn't friendly to incremental pulls over http.  I'm working on it.

/ Thomas
Push the envelope.  Watch it bend.

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