Dealing with broken connections

Adrian Buehlmann adrian at
Sat Mar 15 02:50:26 CDT 2008

On 14.03.2008 21:20, Matt Mackall wrote:
> On Fri, 2008-03-14 at 20:46 +0100, Guido Ostkamp wrote:
>> Looking at generic large repositories like OpenSolaris I am the one who 
>> does the cloning and I don't think I can get them to provide the stuff as 
>> bundle.
>> Would it for some technical reason be impossible to resume a cloning 
>> process or is it just not yet implemented at the moment?
> Yes. The wire protocol streams changelog followed by manifest data
> followed by file data. This minimizes seeking and maximizes
> compression.

It might be interesting to not throw away the changelog (and maybe the
manifest data) in this case.

See also PartialClone on the wiki and some discussion at issue 1025.

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