On 11/10/2013 12:17 PM, Eric Wong wrote:
> "H. Peter Anvin" <h...@zytor.com> wrote:
>> When a remote server is unavailable or very slow, some git commands can
>> stall out indefinitely.  It would be a very good thing if remote
>> commands -- but especially git fetch -- could be given a timeout.
> 
> We've had SO_KEEPALIVE on git and ssh transports since e47a8583 (2011-12-06)
> SO_KEEPALIVE for http was added recently (a15d069a) and will be in git 1.8.5
> 
> Do you want a shorter timeout for slow (but still alive) servers?
> 

Yes; note that SO_KEEPALIVE only guarantees that the server is alive at
the TCP socket level.  If the server is overloaded but technically alive
it may still make no meaningful forward progress.

        -hpa

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