[coreboot] [RFC] board-status.git growth

Alex G. mr.nuke.me at gmail.com
Wed Feb 17 22:54:37 CET 2016

Maybe using git a monotonically increasing entry count is the wrong way
to go about it. That's beyond the scope, mission, design and goal of git.

I would rethink the entire board-status mechanism to something more
suited to the task than git.

Yours truly,
The Devil

On 02/17/2016 01:07 PM, Carl-Daniel Hailfinger wrote:
> Hi,
> since various automated systems started submitting board status files,
> the board-status repository has grown significantly to a point where
> submitting a new board from scratch requires a download which is bigger
> than the whole coreboot repository.
> Once I hook up four more systems in my lab, I expect this growth to
> accelerate quite a bit. It will get even more extreme once I start
> testing every commit instead of limiting the tests to one per hour.
> This poses three problems:
> 1. Download size for people wanting to submit new logs.
> Can be solved with shallow git clones of the board-status repository.
> 2. Download size for people wanting to find out where some breakage
> happened.
> Not really solvable unless we commit less reports, and that makes
> bisection harder.
> 3. Server load for anything working with the board-status repo.
> This means gitweb and the wiki, and that's not a problem (yet).
> Should we just ignore the size until it becomes too large, is size not a
> problem or should we immediately do something?
> Regards,
> Carl-Daniel

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