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  1. Jenkins
  2. JENKINS-18698

Toplevel git reference repos

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    • New Feature
    • Status: Open (View Workflow)
    • Major
    • Resolution: Unresolved
    • git-plugin
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    Description

      I have many jobs that use the same set of git repos and/or submodules.

      I'm using the reference repo feature of the git plugin to conserve space, but this still requires some bootstrapping on each node where I want to use the repo.

      What I'm imagining is a mode of operation where there's a top level mirror clone for each node and repo at the start of a job by default.

      Example:

      Let's say I have a git repo like:

      git@github.com:fooproject/foo.git

      That has submodules:

      git@some.gitosis.com:/path/to/foosub1.git
      git@github.com:myproj/foosub2.git

      What I'd want is on the node when the job first runs, it does a mirror clone for each component to an encoded directory:

      $JENKINS_HOME/gitrepos/git@github.com:fooproject%foo.git
      $JENKINS_HOME/gitrepos/git@some.gitosis.com:%path%to%foosub1.git
      $JENKINS_HOME/gitrepos/git@github.com:myproj%foosub2.git

      When the job runs it would check first for a matching spec under gitrepos, and use that as a reference both for submodules and the main repo as necessary, eliminating the need to manually clone and set a reference repo.

      For some users this could be a big savings of time/space.

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            lkraider Paul Eipper added a comment -

            Not exactly this, but simply enabling reference repos for submodules would already help those that do have externally managed reference clones: https://issues.jenkins-ci.org/browse/JENKINS-18666

            lkraider Paul Eipper added a comment - Not exactly this, but simply enabling reference repos for submodules would already help those that do have externally managed reference clones: https://issues.jenkins-ci.org/browse/JENKINS-18666

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