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On Tue, Feb 10, 2009 at 01:51:34PM -0800, Donnie Berkholz wrote:
> - Robin has commented that he doesn't know what kind of server-side
> resources are required. I've talked to a number of git admins
> (kernel.org, fedora, freedesktop.org, gnome), and they have all said the
> hardware requirements for git are negligible. They don't have any
> resource on their servers that's being used up. It's gitweb that is
> somewhat resource-intensive.
A specific comment on this (I know I've been away lately, I'm busy
getting back to things now that I've moved house). Git devours RAM.
During pull actions, if the pull triggers a build of a custom pack on
the server, it can snowball to kill the box with IO load due to swap and
The git-upload-pack that runs on the server side when you do a 'git
clone ...' at the moment for the gentoo-x86.git repo exceeds 1GB of RAM
after 10 minutes of running. The box only has 2GB of RAM, so it hits
swap quickly, and things go downhill very fast from there.
Robin Hugh Johnson
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