copy folders instead of sequential hg clones

Pete Brunet peter.brunet at
Mon Apr 14 16:13:54 UTC 2014

On 4/12/14 4:32 AM, Dmitry Samersoff wrote:
> Peter,
> It's perfectly fine to just copy entire forest.
> Local clone is faster than copy, but you have to restore .hg/hgrc
> afterward if you plan to do the push from this workspace.
Hi Dimitri, I tried local clone first and that was the first thing I
noticed so I was concerned there might be other problems and decided to
cp my directory instead.  Is the .hg/hgrc the only file I'd need to copy
after local cloning?
> My typical workflow:
> 1. The script mirrors hs-rt and dev to dedicated machine every night. It
> is always a full clone from scratch.
> 3. Starting a new CR, I create a directory with CR number, file called
> "comments" with ojdk push message and copy nightly workspace to it.
> 4. When fix is ready, I create a webrev against local ws (webrev -N) and
> put it to using sshfs or special script.
> 5. After all reviews, I go to one of shared server, clone fresh
> workspace, apply patch form webrev to it and submit a commit job.
Thanks for that.
> -Dmitry
> On 2014-04-12 05:12, Pete Brunet wrote:
>> Hi Jon, I am on VPN from Austin.  It has always taken forever.  And
>> downloading programs from the internet when on VPN takes forever.  I
>> started looking into this a while back and I don't know if this is the
>> issue but I found that the DNS servers are in Europe when I am on VPN. 
>> Right now as reported by ipconfig /all my Cisco AnyConnect DNS servers are:
>> in Madrid
>> in Amsterdam
>> Pete
>> On 4/11/14 7:07 PM, Jonathan Gibbons wrote:
>>> To me, this message raises the questions of "why does it take
>>> forever?" and, "how long should it take?"
>>> I see a wide range of expectations. Some folk can clone fast, and
>>> assume that everyone else can as well.  And then there's reports like
>>> this, that it takes "forever".
>>> I'm all in favor of doing whatever it takes to speed up the workflow,
>>> but where is the threshold between "yeah, it really does take this
>>> long" and "if it takes this long, something must be broken"?
>>> -- Jon
>>> On 04/11/2014 04:26 PM, Pete Brunet wrote:
>>>> Since it takes forever to clone on my Win machine, in the case where I
>>>> want to work on several bugs, is it OK to instead clone the first
>>>> directory and then cp -ar that to n additional directories?  -Pete

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