Introduced in GitLab 8.4.
GitLab automatically runs
git gc and
git repack on repositories
after Git pushes. You can change how often this happens or turn it off in
Admin Area > Settings > Repository (
The housekeeping function runs
gc depending on the
Housekeeping settings configured in Admin Area > Settings > Repository.
For example in the following scenario a
git repack -d will be executed:
- Project: pushes since GC counter (
- Git GC period =
- Full repack period =
pushes_since_gc value is 50 a
repack -A -d --pack-kept-objects will run, similarly when
pushes_since_gc value is 200 a
git gc will be run.
git gc(man page) runs a number of housekeeping tasks, such as compressing file revisions (to reduce disk space and increase performance) and removing unreachable objects which may have been created from prior invocations of
git repack(man page) re-organize existing packs into a single, more efficient pack.
You can find this option under your project’s Settings > General > Advanced.