The Git version control system plays a big part in the development of the Linux kernel and its related utilities. Developers around the world need fast access to the repositories hosted by git.kernel.org.

Today Google is making available a public mirror of git.kernel.org at https://kernel.googlesource.com/. This mirror service is backed by the same high speed infrastructure that hosts the Android Open Source Project, which already serves more than 1 terabyte of data and 2.5 million requests each day.

kernel.googlesource.com is served out of multiple Google data centers, utilizing facilities in Asia, the United States and Europe to provide speedy access from almost anywhere in the world.

By Shawn Pearce, Open Source Programs Office