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From: Jeff King <peff@peff.net>
To: Mike Hommey <mh@glandium.org>
Cc: Constantine <hi-angel@yandex.ru>, git@vger.kernel.org
Subject: Re: git-clone causes out of memory
Date: Fri, 13 Oct 2017 08:35:21 -0400	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <20171013123521.hop5hrfsyagu7znl@sigill.intra.peff.net> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20171013100603.5eed26sjjigph2il@glandium.org>

On Fri, Oct 13, 2017 at 07:06:03PM +0900, Mike Hommey wrote:

> On Fri, Oct 13, 2017 at 12:51:58PM +0300, Constantine wrote:
> > There's a gitbomb on github. It is undoubtedly creative and funny, but since
> > this is a bug in git, I thought it'd be nice to report. The command:
> > 
> > 	$ git clone https://github.com/x0rz/ShadowBrokersFiles
> 
> What fills memory is actually the checkout part of the command. git
> clone -n doesn't fail.
> 
> Credit should go where it's due: https://kate.io/blog/git-bomb/
> (with the bonus that it comes with explanations)

That is a nice explanation, and I think the dates point to the kate.io
post as the parent there.

I certainly have come across this type of "bomb" repo before, but I
couldn't come up with any public references (somebody uploaded such a
repository to GitHub in 2014). So I think this may be the first public
discussion of the idea.

-Peff

      parent reply	other threads:[~2017-10-13 12:35 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 23+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2017-10-13  9:51 Constantine
2017-10-13 10:06 ` Mike Hommey
2017-10-13 10:26   ` Christian Couder
2017-10-13 10:37     ` Mike Hommey
2017-10-13 10:44       ` Christian Couder
2017-10-13 12:04         ` Junio C Hamano
2017-10-13 12:12           ` Constantine
2017-10-13 12:44             ` Jeff King
2017-10-13 13:15               ` Derrick Stolee
2017-10-13 13:39                 ` Derrick Stolee
2017-10-13 13:50                   ` Jeff King
2017-10-13 13:55                     ` Derrick Stolee
2017-10-13 13:56                       ` Jeff King
2017-10-13 14:10                         ` Jeff King
2017-10-13 14:20                           ` Jeff King
2017-10-13 14:25                             ` Derrick Stolee
2017-10-13 14:26                               ` Jeff King
2017-10-13 14:30                                 ` Derrick Stolee
2017-10-13 15:27                                 ` [PATCH] revision: quit pruning diff more quickly when possible Jeff King
2017-10-13 15:37                                   ` Derrick Stolee
2017-10-13 15:44                                     ` Jeff King
2017-10-14  2:43                                   ` Junio C Hamano
2017-10-13 12:35   ` Jeff King [this message]

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