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From: Konstantin Ryabitsev <>
To: Stefan Beller <>
Cc: Eric Wong <>, git <>,
Subject: Re: "IMAP IDLE"-like long-polling "git fetch"
Date: Wed, 9 Jan 2019 17:49:09 -0500
Message-ID: <20190109224909.GC8258@pure.paranoia.local> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <>

On Wed, Jan 09, 2019 at 02:27:25PM -0800, Stefan Beller wrote:
> > > 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 disagree with that statement.
> IIRC, More than half the bandwidth of Googles git servers are used
> for ls-remote calls (i.e. polling a lot of repos, most of them did *not*
> change, by build bots which are really eager to try again after a minute).

Oh, that's not the kind of polling I meant -- we monitor a single
manifest file containing the state of all repositories. It's a static
file served directly by any httpd daemon, and the only traffic is
usually the "not modified" http header.


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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
2019-01-09 22:27     ` Stefan Beller
2019-01-09 22:49       ` Konstantin Ryabitsev [this message]
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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