Diff limits administration
You can set a maximum size for display of diff files (patches).
For details about diff files, view changes between files. Read more about the built-in limits for merge requests and diffs.
Configure diff limits
To speed the loading time of merge request views and branch comparison views on your instance, you can configure three instance-level maximum values for diffs:
|Value||Definition||Default value||Maximum value|
|Maximum diff patch size||The total size, in bytes, of the entire diff.||200 KB||500 KB|
|Maximum diff files||The total number of files changed in a diff.||1000||3000|
|Maximum diff lines||The total number of lines changed in a diff.||50,000||100,000|
When a diff reaches 10% of any of these values, the files are shown in a collapsed view, with a link to expand the diff. Diffs that exceed any of the set values are presented as Too large are cannot be expanded in the UI.
To configure these values:
- On the top bar, select Main menu > Admin.
- On the left sidebar, select Settings > General.
- Expand Diff limits.
- Enter a value for the diff limit.
- Select Save changes.