[webkit-dev] WebKit project repo size

Ryosuke Niwa rniwa at webkit.org
Thu Mar 31 13:17:40 PDT 2016

On Thu, Mar 31, 2016 at 12:42 PM, Marcus Johnson
<bumblebritches57 at gmail.com> wrote:
> I use the git mirror, so I'm not sure how large the main SVN repo is, but
> the git one is huge at like 7 GB.
> I think the best way to reduce that amount of space, is by splitting out the
> websites into their own repos, and possibly even the unit tests into their
> own repo as well.
> Also, I've had pretty good luck reducing various repo's size running git gc
> --aggressive (it's re-compacts the .pack file) making it 5GB, so obviously
> some more work needs to be done.
> I mean, it's just ridiculous trying to download a 7 GB project just to
> submit a few patches for memory related issues.

The biggest disk space hog is LayoutTests directory (~1.5GB in svn
checkout), not websites (~324MB).  I'd suggest you use shallow git
clone (--depth 1) or svn instead of the full clone.

- R. Niwa

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