[RFC] largefiles - "system-wide" cache

Greg Ward greg-hg at gerg.ca
Tue Oct 18 20:59:02 CDT 2011


On Tue, Oct 18, 2011 at 9:48 PM, Eric Roshan Eisner <ede at alum.mit.edu> wrote:
> Additionally, if you clone a project that has many big largefiles, then nuke
> that project, those largefiles hang around in the global store forever. I
> don't see a mechanism to get rid of unused files in the store.

Good point! I had noticed that largefiles lumps all unrelated repos
together in one large ~/.largefiles directory, and I knew that was
wrong, but I had not put the pieces together like you did. Thanks.

I think it's time people started filing bugs -- if we try to use the
mailing list, things will get dropped.

  http://mercurial.selenic.com/bts/

I've just created a "largefiles" keyword in the bug tracker. Please
use it! I also added "2.0" -- seems useful.

Greg


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