hg clone is unbelievably slow

Andrew Haley aph at redhat.com
Tue Feb 6 15:04:40 UTC 2018

On 06/02/18 15:00, Ioi Lam wrote:

> I used to have a nightly script that syncs and zips up the entire
> content of the .hg files. Then if I want to clone a new repo, I
> would just unzip the .hg files, and run hg update -c. All that just
> takes just a few seconds on SSD. Then just hg pull -u to download
> the changes in the past day. You will have a fresh repo in less than
> a minute.

Exactly.  I'm proposing that we share that work so that newcomers to
projects can just download the repositories.

Andrew Haley
Java Platform Lead Engineer
Red Hat UK Ltd. <https://www.redhat.com>
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