[llvm-dev] OT: Cloning llvm repo over low speed connection != fun

Konstantin Tokarev via llvm-dev llvm-dev at lists.llvm.org
Fri Aug 19 08:34:33 PDT 2016

19.08.2016, 18:30, "Renato Golin via llvm-dev" <llvm-dev at lists.llvm.org>:
> On 19 August 2016 at 16:22, C Bergström <llvm-dev at lists.llvm.org> wrote:
>>  Have you ever stayed in a non-hilton hotel while traveling? I don't
>>  mean couch surfing, but just average place.. I'd even add some above
>>  average places to the list and when you get 100 people all on the same
>>  line.. it can get "slow"...
> I've been to many places while going to Connects, events and sprints,
> and I can attest that hotels, no matter how many stars, have horrible
> Internet connection.
> One hotel we had to tell the admin to stop throttling SSH and also to
> allow connections to more ports than just 25, 80 and 443.
> But that affected *everybody*. Using Git or SVN, using Windows or
> Linux, trying to download Linux, LLVM, GCC, Linaro stuff.

But with SVN you don't fetch complete history.

> So, while I do literally feel your pain around 5 weeks per year, so
> does every one else in the same situation. There are no solutions to
> that problem other than "not going there", which for me, really isn't
> an option.
> Bottom line is, clone your repos before going away and always keep an
> updated repo in a backup, so you can use it to considerably reduce the
> download time on remote places.
> cheers,
> --renato
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