Introduced in GitLab 12.4.
Set the number of branches or tags to limit the number of single push events allowed at once. If the number of events is greater than this, GitLab creates bulk push event instead.
For example, if 4 branches are pushed and the limit is currently set to 3, the activity feed displays:
With this feature, when a single push includes a lot of changes (for example, 1,000 branches), only 1 bulk push event is created instead of 1,000 push events. This helps in maintaining good system performance and preventing spam on the activity feed.
To modify this setting:
- In the Admin Area:
- On the top bar, select Menu > Admin.
- In the left sidebar, select Settings > Network, then expand Performance optimization.
- Through the Application settings API
The default value is 3, but it can be greater than or equal 0.