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From: Jeff King <peff@peff.net>
To: Lukas Straub <lukasstraub2@web.de>
Cc: Junio C Hamano <gitster@pobox.com>,
	"Randall S. Becker" <rsbecker@nexbridge.com>,
	'git' <git@vger.kernel.org>, 'Elijah Newren' <newren@gmail.com>,
	'Brandon Williams' <bwilliams.eng@gmail.com>,
	'Johannes Schindelin' <Johannes.Schindelin@gmx.de>
Subject: Re: [RFC PATCH 0/2] Allow adding .git files and directories
Date: Thu, 20 Aug 2020 09:01:25 -0400	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <20200820130125.GB2522289@coredump.intra.peff.net> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20200820133445.2bd162a3@luklap>

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

  reply	other threads:[~2020-08-20 13:01 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 [this message]
2020-08-21 12:39                 ` Lukas Straub
2020-08-21 13:11                   ` Randall S. Becker
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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