JGit has merged the bitmap work Colby and I were working on[1] and
plans to ship it in JGit 2.4. The bitmaps are now stored in a separate
".bitmap" file alongside of a pack, making the entire system
backward-compatible with git-core.

If you have Java and Maven installed you can try this out locally:

  $ git clone https://eclipse.googlesource.com/jgit/jgit
  # (fastest mirror of jgit is self-hosted here)

  $ cd jgit
  $ mvn package -Dmaven.test.skip=true -Dmaven.javadoc.skip=true

  $ org.eclipse.jgit.pgm/target/jgit debug-gc
  $ org.eclipse.jgit.pgm/target/jgit daemon --export-all --listen . &
  $ git clone git:// tmp

I will be presenting some of this work at EclipseCon and ALMConnect.

JGit's GC implementation is still being worked on, hence the
"debug-gc" name. I would only run it on a backup of a repository.
Fortunately this is easy with Git. :-)

[1] http://thread.gmane.org/gmane.comp.version-control.git/206457
[2] http://www.eclipsecon.org/2013/sessions/scaling-jgit
To unsubscribe from this list: send the line "unsubscribe git" in
the body of a message to majord...@vger.kernel.org
More majordomo info at  http://vger.kernel.org/majordomo-info.html

Reply via email to