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Re: We should add a "git gc --auto" after "git clone" due to commit graph




On Wed, Oct 03 2018, Stefan Beller wrote:

>> So we wouldn't be spending 5 minutes repacking linux.git right after
>> cloning it, just ~10s generating the commit graph, and the same would
>> happen if you rm'd .git/objects/info/commit-graph and ran "git commit",
>> which would kick of "gc --auto" in the background and do the same thing.
>
> Or generating local bitmaps or pack idx files as well?

I'm less familiar with this area, but when I clone I get a pack *.idx
file, why does it need to be regenerated?

But yeah, in principle this would be a sensible addition, but I'm not
aware of cases where clients get significant benefits from bitmaps (see
https://githubengineering.com/counting-objects/), and I don't turn it on
for clients, but maybe I've missed something.