From: "Randall S. Becker" <firstname.lastname@example.org> To: "'Lukas Straub'" <email@example.com>, "'Jeff King'" <firstname.lastname@example.org> Cc: "'Junio C Hamano'" <email@example.com>, "'git'" <firstname.lastname@example.org>, "'Elijah Newren'" <email@example.com>, "'Brandon Williams'" <firstname.lastname@example.org>, "'Johannes Schindelin'" <Johannes.Schindelin@gmx.de> Subject: RE: [RFC PATCH 0/2] Allow adding .git files and directories Date: Fri, 21 Aug 2020 09:11:00 -0400 [thread overview] Message-ID: <email@example.com> (raw) In-Reply-To: <20200821143941.28f71287@luklap> On August 21, 2020 8:40 AM, Lukas Straub wrote: > On Thu, 20 Aug 2020 09:01:25 -0400 > Jeff King <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote: > > > On Thu, Aug 20, 2020 at 01:34:45PM +0200, Lukas Straub wrote: > > > > > Yes, there are many workarounds and they work well in the CI > > > usecase. However, for the arbitrary files usecase there is no good > > > workaround. I currently use a script which iterates over the tree > > > and renames .git -> dotgit before running any git command and back > > > again afterwards, but it is slow and brittle. I toyed with the idea > > > of writing a FUSE filesystem to do the renaming, but it is needlessly > complex and hurts performance. > > > > > > Really, this problem should be solved in git itself. > > > > It is unclear to me why need to hold many sub-repositories within the > > parent one, nor what Git operations you expect to perform over them. > > And what disadvantages your script solution has. > > > > Perhaps you can give a more concrete use-case (but before you spend a > > lot of time doing so, I'll warn you that I find it pretty unlikely > > that it will cross the bar necessary to counter the downsides we've > > discussed so far). > > > > -Peff > > I store all my files in several git(-annex) repositories. By "files" I mean > anything you might find in your home directory across your devices, anything > on usb thumbdrives, sd cards and maybe your home NAS. And anything you > would usually use google photos, iCloud, dropbox, etc. for. > Concrete examples: > I store the home directories (containing git repos) of two retired machines in > such a repository. I don't store the homes in a archive file as I want to use > git-annex's ability to only have the contents of files I need on my laptop. > I store my development directory containing several(130) > git/svn/unversioned projects in another repo. This allows me to version and > sync everything (including WIPs) across my machines. I tried alternative > workflows and they didn't work out. > > In both cases, the script introduces a delay of ~10 seconds to every git > command I run in the outer repository and I have to remember to use the > script on these repos. > Moreover, I can't use the git-annex assistant, which watches the repo and > automatically commits and syncs file changes. > In my opinion, I want to be able to set the allow-dotgit config and it'll just > work without the delay and without having to remember the script. > > The downsides we discussed don't apply in this usecase. These are mostly > personal files, so I wont upload them to any hosting site (not even private > ones). There is no security impact as I only sync with trusted devices. Have you considered git clone --mirror? This might solve your situation in a different way, but should keep your repositories in sync with each other. It also allows you to have different .git/config files on different platforms (rather important when doing multiplatform development particularly with submodules). Randall -- Brief whoami: NonStop developer since approximately 211288444200000000 UNIX developer since approximately 421664400 -- In my real life, I talk too much.
next prev parent reply other threads:[~2020-08-21 13:11 UTC|newest] Thread overview: 27+ messages / expand[flat|nested] mbox.gz Atom feed top 2020-08-19 16:43 Lukas Straub 2020-08-19 16:43 ` [RFC PATCH 1/2] dir/read-cache: " Lukas Straub 2020-08-19 16:43 ` [RFC PATCH 2/2] dir: Recurse into nested git repos if they aren't submodules Lukas Straub 2020-08-19 18:03 ` [RFC PATCH 0/2] Allow adding .git files and directories Junio C Hamano 2020-08-19 18:47 ` Randall S. Becker 2020-08-19 19:09 ` Junio C Hamano 2020-08-19 19:23 ` Randall S. Becker 2020-08-19 20:17 ` Jeff King 2020-08-19 20:32 ` Junio C Hamano 2020-08-19 20:38 ` Jeff King 2020-08-19 21:56 ` Randall S. Becker 2020-08-20 10:16 ` Johannes Schindelin 2020-08-20 11:34 ` Lukas Straub 2020-08-20 13:01 ` Jeff King 2020-08-21 12:39 ` Lukas Straub 2020-08-21 13:11 ` Randall S. Becker [this message] 2020-08-21 22:52 ` brian m. carlson 2020-08-22 14:21 ` Lukas Straub 2020-08-22 18:53 ` brian m. carlson 2020-08-22 19:12 ` Lukas Straub 2020-08-24 13:52 ` Johannes Schindelin 2020-08-20 12:37 ` Lukas Straub 2020-08-20 13:08 ` Jeff King 2020-08-19 19:22 ` Lukas Straub 2020-08-19 18:47 ` Lukas Straub 2020-08-19 19:16 ` Randall S. Becker 2020-08-20 11:46 ` Lukas Straub
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