David Kastrup <d...@gnu.org> writes:

> Duy Nguyen <pclo...@gmail.com> writes:
>> OK with git://git.savannah.gnu.org/emacs.git we have
>>  - a 209MB pack with --aggressive
>>  - 1.3GB with --depth=50
>>  - 1.3GB with --window=4000 --depth=32
>>  - 1.3GB with --depth=20
>>  - 821MB with --depth=250 for commits --before=2.years.ago, --depth=50
>> for the rest
>> So I don't think we should go with your following patch because the
>> size explosion is just too much no matter how faster it could be. An
>> immediate action could be just make --depth=250 configurable and let
>> people deal with it. A better option is something like "3 repack
>> steps" you described where we pack deep depth first, mark .keep, pack
>> shallower depth and combine them all into one.
>> I'm not really happy with --depth=250 producing 209MB while
>> --depth=250 --before=2.year.ago a 800MB pack. It looks wrong (or maybe
>> I did something wrong)
> That does look strange: Emacs has a history of more than 30 years.  But
> the Git mirror is quite younger.  Maybe one needs to make sure to use
> the author date rather than the commit date here?

Another thing: did you really use --depth=250 here or did you use
--aggressive?  It may be that the latter also sets other options?

David Kastrup
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