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From: Eric Wong <>
To: Konstantin Ryabitsev <>
Subject: Re: "IMAP IDLE"-like long-polling "git fetch"
Date: Sat, 29 Dec 2018 06:13:52 +0000
Message-ID: <20181229061352.GA5935@dcvr> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20181229043858.GA28509@pure.paranoia.local>

Konstantin Ryabitsev <> wrote:
> On Sat, Dec 29, 2018 at 03:56:21AM +0000, Eric Wong wrote:
> > Hey all, I just added this to the TODO file for public-inbox[1] but
> > obviously it's intended for git.git (meta@public-inbox cc-ed):
> > 
> > > +* Contribute something like IMAP IDLE for "git fetch".
> > > +  Inboxes (and any git repos) can be kept up-to-date without
> > > +  relying on polling.
> > 
> > I would've thought somebody had done this by now, but I guess
> > it's dependent on a bunch of things (TLS layer nowadays, maybe
> > HTTP/2), so git-daemon support alone wouldn't cut it...
> Polling is not all bad, especially for large repository collections. I'm
> not sure you want to "idle" individual repositories when there's
> thousands of them. We ended up writing grokmirror for replicating
> repo collections using manifest files.

I wasn't intending it for giant sites like korg, but for
individual hackers on their workstations tracking a handful of
projects they follow.

The cost for a hackers' machine would be the same as the current
situation where developers idle on IRC channels for the projects
they're involved in.

> > Anyways, until this is implemented, feel free to continue
> > hammering a way on with frequent
> > "git fetch".  I write C10K servers in my sleep -_-
> The archive is also mirrored at
>, and
> also on

Now, I'm wondering if you can make a v2 public-inbox mirror of
git@vger and run it on lore.  Converting to
v2 would break things for everybody fetching, right now :<

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Thread overview: 8+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
     [not found] <>
2018-12-29  3:56 ` Eric Wong
2018-12-29  4:38   ` Konstantin Ryabitsev
2018-12-29  6:13     ` Eric Wong [this message]
2019-01-09 22:27     ` Stefan Beller
2019-01-09 22:49       ` Konstantin Ryabitsev
2019-05-02  8:50       ` Eric Wong
2019-05-02  9:21         ` Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason
2019-05-02  9:42           ` Eric Wong

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