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  1. Jenkins
  2. JENKINS-31393

Git plugin fetches all branches before fetching the specified refspec


    • Icon: Bug Bug
    • Resolution: Fixed
    • Icon: Major Major
    • git-plugin
    • Jenkins 1.609.1, Git plugin 2.4.0, Git Client plugin 1.18.0, Centos 6

      We have a project in several branches where just one branch is needed to build at a time. Some other branches contain a lot of unneeded data. The correct refspec is specified in the job's configuration. But when the job is run, Jenkins first downloads all the refs:
      > /usr/bin/git -c core.askpass=true fetch --tags --progress **url here** +refs/heads/:refs/remotes/origin/ # timeout=30
      Only then, after adding the remote and other operations, it uses the specified ref:
      > /usr/bin/git -c core.askpass=true fetch --tags --progress **url here** +refs/heads/master:refs/remotes/origin/master # timeout=30
      This leads to a big waste of time, as lots of data is actually downloaded but not used at all.

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            sacchettom Marco Sacchetto
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