[llvm-dev] git question about disk space

Alex Brachet-Mialot via llvm-dev llvm-dev at lists.llvm.org
Thu Dec 19 13:26:18 PST 2019

It’s almost impossible to reach 100GB with code. You’d have to be using it
for other media which is what github is trying to avoid presumably. You
won’t get anywhere near these limits so you’re safe to fork llvm without


On Thu, Dec 19, 2019 at 4:15 PM Bagel via llvm-dev <llvm-dev at lists.llvm.org>

> On 12/19/19 2:22 PM, Tom Stellard wrote:
> > On 12/19/2019 12:17 PM, Bagel via llvm-dev wrote:
> >> If one has a free github account and clones the llvm-project repo into
> their account, what is the impact on their disk quota?  The llvm-project is
> huge but if one only changes a few files, does all the rest count against
> their quota or is some copy-on-write mechanism sharing the disk space
> amongst all cloners?
> >>
> >
> > I don't think GitHub has disk quotas:
> >
> >
> https://help.github.com/en/github/managing-large-files/what-is-my-disk-quota
> >
> > -Tomm
> But what about this quote from that page:
> --
> We recommend repositories be kept under 1GB each. Repositories have a hard
> limit of 100GB. If you reach 75GB you'll receive a warning from Git in
> your
> terminal when you push. This limit is easy to stay within if large files
> are
> kept out of the repository. If your repository exceeds 1GB, you might
> receive a
> polite email from GitHub Support requesting that you reduce the size of
> the
> repository to bring it back down.
> In addition, we place a strict limit of files exceeding 100 MB in size.
> --
> Perhaps they don't enforce this?  Maybe things are different for non-free
> accounts.
> brian
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