On Fri, Dec 06, 2013 at 11:26:51AM -0800, Jonathan Nieder wrote:

> > I am cloning over http
> I am guessing you are using the "dumb" (plain static file transfer)
> HTTP protocol.  With that protocol the server doesn't do anything
> other than shuttle out files, so it doesn't need to do its own
> progress reporting.

Yeah, that would also explain why GIT_TRACE_PACKET produced no output.

> Perhaps the client should do some progress reporting based on file
> sizes and amount downloaded so far, but it's hard to get excited
> about given the existence of "smart" (transfer only what is needed)
> HTTP protocol.  See git-http-backend(1) for details.

You get some very verbose and nasty progress with "-vv". It would be
nice to have a regular throughput meter for dumb-http, though. I haven't
bothered adding one so far because I don't expect many people are using
http. However, if we start supporting fetching via bundles over http,
then it will be very nice to have some kind of progress display there
(since the main use is to get gigantic full clones).

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