We noticed a misconfiguration on our gitlab deployment, which let all the users push files bigger than the allowed limit into the git repository. Which means, many users were actually checking in files as large as 4-5GB into the git history, which in itself has a lot of bad effects downstream.
Ideally, our gitlab server should have had thrown an error when you tried to push. And now after reconfiguring everything at our end, it will.
The recommended way to checkin large model weights etc into your submission repository, is to use
git-lfs. More on that here : https://about.gitlab.com/2017/01/30/getting-started-with-git-lfs-tutorial/
If you want to try to remove the large offending files from your git history, you are welcome to also try this :
You could also always create a fresh fork of the starter kit, and try to make a new submission from there by checking in your model weights via