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From: Alec Warner <antarus@g.o>
To: gentoo-project <gentoo-project@l.g.o>
Subject: [gentoo-project] RFC: Dropping rsync as a tree distribution method
Date: Sun, 16 Dec 2018 04:16:02
1 Hi,
3 I am currently embarking on a plan to redo our existing rsync[0] mirror
4 network. The current network has aged a bit. Its likely too large and is
5 under-maintained. I think in the ideal case we would instead pivot this
6 project to scaling out our git mirror capabilities and slowly migrate all
7 consumers to pulling the git tree directly. To that end, I'm looking for
8 blockers as to why various customers cannot switch to pulling the gentoo
9 ebuild repository from git[1] instead of rsync.
11 So for example:
13 - bandwidth concerns (preferably with documentation / data.)
14 - Firewall concerns
15 - CPU concerns (e.g. rsync is great for tiny systems?)
16 - Disk usage for git vs rsync
17 - Other things i have not thought of.
19 -A
21 [0] This excludes emerge-webrsync; which I don't plan on touching.
22 [1] Rich talked about some downsides earlier at
23; but while these are challenges (some
24 fixable) they are not necessarily blockers.