size of repository with many branches, vs. git

Patrick Mézard pmezard at
Sun Mar 30 16:25:42 CDT 2008

Dov Feldstern a écrit :
> Matt Mackall wrote:
>> On Sun, 2008-03-30 at 22:03 +0200, Benoit Boissinot wrote:
>>> Does tracking the branches in separate clones help ?
>> The quick way to answer this question is to do a clone -r of the two
>> branches and sum up their sizes.
> Oh, wait, I should have stated this explicitly earlier: there are not 2, 
> but about -25- branches in the repository. At any given time, at least 2 
> are active, but all-in-all there are about 25...
> I'll try to convert (from my local mercurial -> mercurial) with 
> hg.clonebranches=1, that should test exactly what we want to, shouldn't it?

Try cloning the branch themselves, clonebranches=1 will do the same thing but will be much slower.

Patrick Mézard

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