[llvm-dev] RFC: Move the test-suite LLVM project to GitHub?

Joachim Durchholz via llvm-dev llvm-dev at lists.llvm.org
Wed Feb 24 13:49:34 PST 2016

Am 24.02.2016 um 22:20 schrieb Jonathan Roelofs via llvm-dev:
> There are two size limitations w.r.t. moving to github:
> 1) They have a prohibition on having individual files over 100M [1],
> unless the repository is set up with their Git LFS plugin. This plugin
> hasn't been around all that long, and is not something I would use in
> production. (Not to mention the fact that it's not supported on public
> forks anyway [2])
> The largest individual files in the test-suite are around 10-12M, so
> this isn't a problem yet, but it could become one later... something to
> think about.

I'd expect the LFS plugin to be mature before this becomes an issue.

> 2) There is the cap on total repository size, which is in the
> neighborhood of 1Gb [3]. A fresh checkout of test-suite clocks in at
> just over 3Gb. This one actually is a problem.

Talk to the GitHub folks. They say they will make exceptions if you can 
explain your needs.
I wouldn't be surprised if GitHub went out of their way to get LLVM onto 
their boat.


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