Re: Git: Do not use http to access Git!

On Fri, 2011-02-18 at 05:46 +0000, Tshepang Lekhonkhobe wrote:
> On Thu, Feb 17, 2011 at 09:48, Olav Vitters <olav vitters nl> wrote:
> > Please note that to checkout a Git repository you should use:
> >  git clone git://[project]
> > or (if you have commit access):
> >  git clone ssh://[login@][project]
> >
> > Do NOT try to checkout via http. It is not something we support!
> >
> > Some people have been using the cgit interface to checkout a lot of git
> > modules. This cause a very high load on our server. Please use the git
> > protocol instead. For now I've blocked git from accessing cgit as too
> > many people have been using the http interface and it negatively impacts
> > performance (very high loads over long periods).
> Do you mind explaining what's causing bad performance when using
> http... why is it less efficient than using git protocol?

This is documented in:

Germán Póo-Caamaño

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