[cfe-dev] [LLVMdev] unofficial github llvm-mirror: announce, frequency update, ownership
anton at korobeynikov.info
Fri Apr 24 07:37:26 PDT 2015
There are many users which currently maintain there own mirrors of
LLVM repository (e.g. inside corporate network, etc.). They all poll
the main LLVM git mirrors.
Since we do not want to notify from llvm.org the users explicitly, the
current plan is to export the notification information into some
messaging queue system, so all the interested parties can subscribe to
On Fri, Apr 24, 2015 at 8:56 AM, Tobias Grosser <tobias at grosser.es> wrote:
> On 04/23/2015 10:37 PM, Jonathan Roelofs wrote:
>> +cfe-dev, +cfe-commits, +llvm-commits
>> On 3/9/15 11:02 AM, Will Dietz wrote:
>>> Hi all,
>>> I'd like to announce the "unofficial llvm github mirror", which I've
>>> been running for a bit over 3 years now:
>>> Why is this useful in addition to the existing llvm git mirrors?
>>> * quick code browsing, easy to link to a particular line or commit
>>> * github projects based on LLVM can simply fork (server-side) and
>>> avoid uploading project contents and history repeatedly
>>> * potentially faster cloning speeds
>>> * commits link to github profiles (who is this fellow, what else is he
>>> up to?), profiles show commit activity
>>> * reduce load on llvm hosting services ("if you don't use the github
>>> mirror you're costing us money!" hehe I kid)
>>> * lists the projects available via git
>>> Anyway, if this sounds useful to you for whatever reason please make
>>> use of it and happy compiler hacking :).
>> Thanks for setting this up! I've personally found it extremely useful.
>> The other one that I find useful is Chapuni's combined repo.
>>> For those familiar with this mirror, I've bumped the update frequency
>>> from one hour to five minutes. There has been mention that one hour
>>> makes it much less useful for development use, hopefully this helps
>>> alleviate that concern.
>>> Finally, I'd like to discuss LLVM taking over this service officially.
>>> Few reasons why this makes sense:
>>> * mirrors should be updated by a server-side hook, not periodic polling
>>> * it has become moderately popular (currently first hit on google for
>>> 'llvm git') (multiple implications here)
>>> * supporting this officially should require only minor effort, a
>>> simple server-side git hook
>>> What do you think?
>>> I'm happy to run it as long as I'm able, it's rather low-maintenance
>>> and I take a bit of pride seeing it used as much as it is :).
>>> However, from the start I've had the intention of either handing it
>>> over or shutting it down on request, so if making this official sounds
>>> good then let me know and I'll work with you to make the transition
>>> and pass over account ownership.
>> I like the idea of this becoming an official community supported/owned
>> thing. I'm not sure how to make that happen, however... I'm not involved
>> much in the "infrastructure" side of things.
> [CCing Anton] He is taking care of the LLVM git repos and could possibly
> setup an update hook.
With best regards, Anton Korobeynikov
Faculty of Mathematics and Mechanics, Saint Petersburg State University
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