bugmonotone - Bugs: bug #12933, partial pull

 
 

You are not allowed to post comments on this tracker with your current authentification level.

bug #12933: partial pull

Submitted by:  Peter Gervai <grin>
Submitted on:  Mon 02 May 2005 11:52:24 AM UTC  
Votes:  30  
 
Category: NoneSeverity: 3 - Normal
Item Group: feature requestStatus: None
Privacy: PublicAssigned to: None
Open/Closed: Open
mtn version --full: 

monotone 0.18 (base revision: e8c9e4eb0534a4c6e538935576330de34ec42052)

Mon 02 May 2005 05:30:23 PM UTC, comment #1:

This would definitely be worthwhile. The main barrier is working out a safe scheme for doing so; remember that anyone can sync with anyone else at any time, so there are really funky edge cases that come up when two people who have partial history sync with each other.

Nathaniel Smith <njs>
Project Member
Mon 02 May 2005 11:52:24 AM UTC, original submission:

As I mentioned on the iRC the current state of design requires someone to pull a whole history of a project even if s/he's only want to work on recent versions. This isn't really just a problem of network traffic (eg. "you don't have to worry, it only pulls the whole shebang once") but disk space too (monotone repo currently above 45MB, and it's a small project; mozilla and linux kernel were mentioned, both possessing extensive amounts of historical revisions).

Partial pulls naturally would require a bit caution at handling, and maybe some functions could result "I can't do what you asked for, please pull more history"... I am not even sure whether it can be done or not. But I am pretty sure I wouldn't be able to store mozilla in monotone, full history on my disk, even when "disk space is cheap" (unless it became free of charge :)).

At least I'd prefer to know why this couldn't, shouldn't or mustn't be done. :) [And what are the alternatives for people with limited bandwidth, disk space or patience (pulling/verifying monotone still required 90 minutes, dunno how long kernel would take :))]

Peter Gervai <grin>

 

No files currently attached

 

Depends on the following items: None found

Items that depend on this one: None found

 

CC list is empty

 

Do you think this task is very important?
If so, you can click here to add your encouragement to it.
This task has 30 encouragements so far.

Only logged-in users can vote.

 

Please enter the title of George Orwell's famous dystopian book (it's a date):

 

 

Follow 2 latest changes.

Date Changed By Updated Field Previous Value => Replaced By
Wed 23 Aug 2006 01:35:11 PM UTClapoCarbon-Copy-=>Added -unavailable-
  Carbon-Copy-=>Added lapo

Back to the top


Powered by Savane 3.1-cleanup