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From: Constantine <hi-angel@yandex.ru>
To: Junio C Hamano <gitster@pobox.com>,
	Christian Couder <christian.couder@gmail.com>
Cc: Mike Hommey <mh@glandium.org>, git <git@vger.kernel.org>
Subject: Re: git-clone causes out of memory
Date: Fri, 13 Oct 2017 15:12:43 +0300
Message-ID: <2f9b8856-dacc-768d-32c2-985f5f145ba7@yandex.ru> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <xmqqr2u7uuc8.fsf@gitster.mtv.corp.google.com>

On 13.10.2017 15:04, Junio C Hamano wrote:
> Christian Couder <christian.couder@gmail.com> writes:
> 
>> Yeah, but perhaps Git could be smarter when rev-listing too and avoid
>> processing files or directories it has already seen?
> 
> Aren't you suggesting to optimize for a wrong case?
> 

Anything that is possible with a software should be considered as a 
possible usecase. It's in fact a DoS attack. Imagine there's a server 
that using git to process something, and now there's a way to knock down 
this server. It's also bad from a promotional stand point.

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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 [this message]
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   ` git-clone causes out of memory Jeff King

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