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From: "Ben Peart" <>
To: "'Jakub Narębski'" <>,
	"'Christian Couder'" <>
Cc: "'Jeff King'" <>, "'git'" <>,
	"'Johannes Schindelin'" <>,
	"'Ben Peart'" <>
Subject: RE: [RFC] Add support for downloading blobs on demand
Date: Tue, 7 Feb 2017 21:18:34 -0500	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <002901d281b1$a72797b0$f576c710$> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <>

Thanks Jakub.  

Just so you are aware, this isn't a separate effort, it actually is the same effort as the GVFS effort from Microsoft.  For pragmatic reasons, we implemented the lazy clone support and on demand object downloading in our own codebase (GVFS) first and are now are working to move it into git natively so that it will be available everywhere git is available.  This RFC is just one step in that process.

As we mentioned at Git Merge, we looked into Mercurial but settled on Git as our version control solution.  We are, however, in active communication with the team from Facebook to share ideas.


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Jakub Narębski []
> Sent: Tuesday, February 7, 2017 4:57 PM
> To: Ben Peart <>; 'Christian Couder'
> <>
> Cc: 'Jeff King' <>; 'git' <>; 'Johannes
> Schindelin' <>; Ben Peart
> <>
> Subject: Re: [RFC] Add support for downloading blobs on demand
> I'd like to point to two (or rather one and a half) solutions that I got aware of
> when watching streaming of "Git Merge 2017"[0].  There should be here
> people who were there; and hopefully video of those presentations and
> slides / notes would be soon available.
> [0]:
> First tool that I'd like to point to is Git Virtual File System, or GVFS in short
> (which unfortunately shares abbreviation with GNOME Virtual File System).
> The presentation was "Scaling Git at Microsoft" by Saeed Noursalehi,
> Microsoft.  You can read about this solution in ArsTechnica article[1], and on
> Microsoft blog[2].  The code (or early version of thereof) is also available[3] -
> I wonder why on GitHub and not Codeplex...
> [1]:
> hosts-the-windows-source-in-a-monstrous-300gb-git-repository/
> [2]:
> gvfs-git-virtual-file-system/
> [3]:
> The second presentation that might be of some interest is "Scaling Mercurial
> at Facebook: Insights from the Other Side" by Durham Goode, Facebook.
> The code is supposedly available as open-source; though I don't know how
> useful their 'blob storage' solution would be of use for your problem.
> --
> Jakub Narębski

  reply	other threads:[~2017-02-08  2:29 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 13+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2017-01-13 15:52 [RFC] Add support for downloading blobs on demand Ben Peart
2017-01-13 21:07 ` Shawn Pearce
2017-01-17 21:50   ` Ben Peart
2017-01-17 22:05     ` Martin Fick
2017-01-17 22:23       ` Stefan Beller
2017-01-18 18:27         ` Ben Peart
2017-01-17 18:42 ` Jeff King
2017-01-17 21:50   ` Ben Peart
2017-02-05 14:03     ` Christian Couder
2017-02-07 18:21       ` Ben Peart
2017-02-07 21:56         ` Jakub Narębski
2017-02-08  2:18           ` Ben Peart [this message]
2017-02-23 15:39         ` Ben Peart

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