The largest Git repo on the planet

Vahe Minasyan

It’s been 3 months since I first wrote about our efforts to scale Git to extremely large projects and teams with an effort we called “Git Virtual File System”.  As a reminder, GVFS, together with a set of enhancements to Git, enables Git to scale to VERY large repos by virtualizing both the .git folder and the working directory.  Rather than download the entire repo and checkout all the files, it dynamically downloads only the portions you need based on what you use.