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Re: git svn clone/fetch hits issues with gc --auto




Forwarding to Jonathan, as I think this is an interesting supporting
vote for the topic that we were stuck on.

Eric Wong <e@xxxxxxxxx> writes:

> Martin Langhoff <martin.langhoff@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> Hi folks,
>> 
>> Long time no see! Importing a 3GB (~25K revs, tons of files) SVN repo
>> I hit the gc error:
>> 
>> warning: There are too many unreachable loose objects; run 'git prune'
>> to remove them.
>> gc --auto: command returned error: 255
>
> GC can be annoying when that happens... For git-svn, perhaps
> this can be appropriate to at least allow the import to continue:
>
> diff --git a/perl/Git/SVN.pm b/perl/Git/SVN.pm
> index 76b2965905..9b0caa3d47 100644
> --- a/perl/Git/SVN.pm
> +++ b/perl/Git/SVN.pm
> @@ -999,7 +999,7 @@ sub restore_commit_header_env {
>  }
>  
>  sub gc {
> -	command_noisy('gc', '--auto');
> +	eval { command_noisy('gc', '--auto') };
>  };
>  
>  sub do_git_commit {
>
>
> But yeah, somebody else who works on git regularly could
> probably stop repack from writing thousands of loose
> objects (and instead write a self-contained pack with
> those objects, instead).  I haven't followed git closely
> lately, myself.