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From: Eric Wong <>
Subject: thoughts on Git::Raw / libgit2?
Date: Tue, 16 Jun 2020 21:40:51 +0000	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <20200616214050.GA15110@dcvr> (raw)

Hey all,

First off, I have no intention of making Git::Raw (Perl libgit2
wrapper) or libgit2 a hard dependency.  It'll be an option if
available, like most of our dependencies.

Git::Raw is not packaged with CentOS 7.x; but cpan/cpanm is an
option.  It is in Debian 10.x as libgit-raw-perl, so I can
report bugs via Debian's BTS[*].

I only intend to use Git::Raw for blob retrievals as a separate
AF_UNIX SOCK_STREAM daemon similar to how we use
`git cat-file --batch/--batch-check'.

The socket/pipe interface works well for unpredictable seek
times on HDDs.  Using Git::Raw from an AF_UNIX SOCK_STREAM
daemon would allow us to save pipe buffers, and PIDs when
there's tens/hundreds of thousands of git repos involved.

[*] I have no intention of ever using a proprietary service for
    free software development.  Even if GitHub were free software,
    their terms-of-service is unacceptable to me.

             reply	other threads:[~2020-06-16 21:40 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 4+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2020-06-16 21:40 Eric Wong [this message]
2020-06-22 19:24 ` Konstantin Ryabitsev
2020-06-25  4:31   ` Eric Wong
2020-09-19  9:50 ` Eric Wong

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