can old cache files get cleaned out of the stash-home/cache/scm/ directory?

some of the directories under stash-home/cache/scm/ can grow very large. Can some of the old cache files be removed from this directory to save disk space? Is it only the last cache file that we have to keep?

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Hi Vivian,

The stash-home/cache/scm directories contain the cache files for the scm-cache plugin, which caches clone operations. Each subdirectory contains files for a particular repository (the directory name is the repository ID). There can be multiple files in each repository directory; it all depends on what refs were included in the clone. The cache files for a repository are cleaned up:

  • whenever a ref is updated in the repository (a pull request is merged, someone pushes a branch or tag to the repository)
  • the cache file is more than 4 hours old (configurable)
  • on startup the cache/scm directory is cleared

There's also a built-in protection that prevents the SCM cache from completely filling the disk. The SCM cache will stop creating new cache files if the free space on the disk drops below a threshold (1Gb by default but configurable).

See more details.

Hope this helps



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