This has come up in the past.  I believe the current recommended path
is to use the SHAs and just live in a github-only world.
has some discussion.

I am not aware of any plan to change the SHAs in the github mirror or (which is unfortunate, but the current reality).


On Sat, Nov 24, 2012 at 3:39 PM, Gergely Kis <> wrote:
> Hi,
> It looks like that the github mirror and still has different
> SHA ids for commits. Is this final, or is the plan still to switch to the
> SHA ids?
> For our MIPS staging repository we created a new mirror on github from
>, and now we were asked by the github admins to reduce the
> repository to less than 1GB. I assume that if we would fork from the
> repository, then it would be fine with the github
> admins.
> However, if it is still the plan to switch to the SHA ids in
> the github mirror as well, then we would like to avoid the extra work of
> rebasing our work to the github mirror commits, and then rebasing it back
> when the transition is made.
> We have to decide in the next couple days, because github will disable
> access to our repository again, so any status update on this transition plan
> would be helpful.
> Alternatively, if you have any experience with the github admins in how to
> ask for more space for webkit repositories, any advice would be very
> appreciated.
> Best Regards,
> Gergely Kis
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