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Speed up git-fetch-pack?


We have hundreds of thousands of refs in our repo. Most of them are tags.

Whenever `git fetch` runs (even if fetching a single branch), it calls `git-fetch-pack`, which seemingly has to download entire pack of refs, which is tens of MBs in size and takes from tens of seconds to several minutes to complete for our employees working from remote locations, or even abroad.


Is there any way to optimize git fetch so that when fetching single branch, it does not download entire refs pack but instead only ref of the single branch being fetched?


Many thanks!

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