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Re: hosting git conversion of Fedora CVS tree on fedora infrastructure?



seth vidal <skvidal fedoraproject org> wrote:
> On Thu, 2007-11-29 at 17:25 +0100, Jim Meyering wrote:
>
>> At 5GB+, (4.5GB for a copy of the cvs repo + 700MB for git) that's too
>> heavy for me.  And besides, it'd really be better under the Fedora
>> umbrella.  Seeing as how much more efficient the git protocol is,
>> if a few people switch to it from cvs, it'd actually decrease network
>> bandwidth requirements.
>
> The problem is we're not running out of network bandwidth most of the
> time. We're running out of disk space. Pretty badly, too.

One big advantage to switching from CVS to git is the savings in
disk space.  With the example above it's pretty obvious: you can
save exactly the same information using git in 1/6 to 1/4th the space.


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