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Git at Enterprise Scale: (Part 3) An Introduction to GVFS and Why You Should Use It


Git struggles to handle enterprise-scale repositories. Operations like cloning will slow to a crawl when you have millions of files in a repository, and even something as simple as getting your repository status will leave you waiting. The Git Virtual File System (GVFS) is an open source system that enables Git to operate at enterprise-scale. It makes using and managing massive Git repositories possible.In Part 3 of our 3 part series, Jerry Nixon, Saeed Noursalehi and Christian Allred show us what GVFS looks like under the hood and how you can start using it today.  

  • [01:36] Today you're going to show us some of the behind the scenes magic of GVFS, correct?
  • [02:56] What is a mini-filter and why is this important in GVFS?
  • [06:16] How does the mini-filter work in GVFS?
  • [10:11] Can you give us some more info around the approach to cloaning?
  • [23:45] Talk to us about Placeholder files
  • [28:31] DEMO: What is tombstone?
  • [48:13] What's next for GVFS?
If you're interested in learning more about the products or solutions discussed in this episode, click on any of the below links for free, in-depth information:Websites & Blogs:
  • Jerry Nixon's Blog
  • Learn more about GVFS: Git at Enterprise Scale


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 2017-12-11  52m