#113 What's the maximum repository size?

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opened 7 months ago by Ghost · 1 comments
Ghost commented 7 months ago

what’s the top limit for repository in terms of size in codeberg?

what's the top limit for repository in terms of size in codeberg?
hw commented 7 months ago
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Hello @varshitbhat ,

we apply rules as defined in our terms of use, linked in the footer.

There is no fixed number in terms of megabytes or whatever, but use cases that harm other users and projects due to excessive resource impact will get restricted.

The purpose and intent of Codeberg.org is to enable and support original Free and Open Source Content and Software development.

For all we know from the past, human-developed content grows steadily. It took the linux kernel many years to grow to its current size. The vast majority of all Open-Source projects is even after many years only a few megabytes gzip’d source code including all version history and changes in GIT: the average repo size of all Open-Source projects is about 5MB.

Larger repositories are by all means exceptional.

Codeberg’s largest repos are without exception falling into the following two categories:

  • no original content (for example we are hosting several plain mirrors from mature projects like the linux kernel or gitlab-ce, even if we are not aware of any kernel or gitlab development happening here -- both projects have dedicated communities using their own infrastructure). These have been often created by users who wanted to “test-drive” codeberg.org and validate that we are operating a mature platform ready for projects of any size. And without doubt we proved we are. Unfortunately these mirrors seem then often “forgotten”, continuously getting updated automatically without anybody ever accessing them. We are currently discussing mechanisms to still allow valid use cases of mirroring but avoiding an ever-increasing number of those.
  • Some users are obviously abusing private repos to dump binary backup folders, database dumps etc. We have a whole bunch of several-GB hidden repos that do not contain any content that suggests that any meaningful future FOSS project will get kicked off out of this seed.

None of the above is jeopardizing day-to-day operation, but surely neither case is intended nor compatible with the Terms of Use. Also these are growing faster in resource usage than legitimate ones: without doubt we will have to step in sooner or later in order to ensure fairness and to focus on supporting the intended cause and mission of Codeberg: enable and facilitate development and growth of original Free and Open Source Software and Content.

Hello @varshitbhat , we apply rules as defined in [our terms of use, linked in the footer](https://codeberg.org/codeberg/org/src/branch/master/TermsOfUse.md#repositories-wikis-and-issue-trackers). There is no fixed number in terms of megabytes or whatever, but use cases that harm other users and projects due to excessive resource impact will get restricted. The purpose and intent of Codeberg.org is to enable and support original Free and Open Source Content and Software development. For all we know from the past, human-developed content grows steadily. It took the linux kernel many years to grow to its current size. The vast majority of all Open-Source projects is even after many years only a few megabytes gzip'd source code including all version history and changes in GIT: the average repo size of all Open-Source projects is about 5MB. Larger repositories are by all means exceptional. Codeberg's largest repos are without exception falling into the following two categories: - no original content (for example we are hosting several plain mirrors from mature projects like the linux kernel or gitlab-ce, even if we are not aware of any kernel or gitlab development happening here -- both projects have dedicated communities using their own infrastructure). These have been often created by users who wanted to "test-drive" codeberg.org and validate that we are operating a mature platform ready for projects of any size. And without doubt we proved we are. Unfortunately these mirrors seem then often "forgotten", continuously getting updated automatically without anybody ever accessing them. We are currently discussing mechanisms to still allow valid use cases of mirroring but avoiding an ever-increasing number of those. - Some users are obviously abusing private repos to dump binary backup folders, database dumps etc. We have a whole bunch of several-GB hidden repos that do not contain any content that suggests that any meaningful future FOSS project will get kicked off out of this seed. None of the above is jeopardizing day-to-day operation, but surely neither case is intended nor compatible with the Terms of Use. Also these are growing faster in resource usage than legitimate ones: without doubt we will have to step in sooner or later in order to ensure fairness and to focus on supporting the intended cause and mission of Codeberg: enable and facilitate development and growth of original Free and Open Source Software and Content.
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