On ma, 2016-08-29 at 13:57 -0700, W. David Jarvis wrote:

> >  * If you do need branches consider archiving stale tags/branches
> > after some time. I implemented this where I work, we just have a
> > $REPO-archive.git with every tag/branch ever created for a given
> > $REPO.git, and delete refs after a certain time.
> This is something else that we're actively considering. Why did your
> company implement this -- was it to reduce load, or just to clean up
> your repositories? Did you notice any change in server load?

At 50k refs, ref negotiation gets expensive, especially over http


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