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From: Junio C Hamano <>
To: Jeff Hostetler <>
	Jeff Hostetler <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH v2] partial-clone: design doc
Date: Thu, 14 Dec 2017 10:24:21 -0800	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <> (Jeff Hostetler's message of "Thu, 14 Dec 2017 15:24:04 +0000")

Jeff Hostetler <> writes:

> +- On the client these incomplete packfiles are marked as "promisor pacfiles"


> +  These "promisor packfiles" consist of a "<name>.promisor" file with
> +  arbitrary contents (like the "<name>.keep" files), in addition to
> +  their "<name>.pack" and "<name>.idx" files.
> +
> +  In the future, this ability may be extended to loose objects in case
> +  a promisor packfile is accidentally unpacked.


Because we cannot assume that such an "accidental" unpacking would
do anything extra to help us tell the loose objects created out of a
promisor pack from other loose objects, you would end up making any
and all loose objects to serve as if they came from a promisor
remote?  I am not sure if that makes much sense.

Do we really need to write this "in the future" down, before we have
thought things through enough to specify the design at a bit more
detailed level?

  reply	other threads:[~2017-12-14 18:24 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 5+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2017-12-14 15:24 [PATCH v2] Partial clone design document Jeff Hostetler
2017-12-14 15:24 ` [PATCH v2] partial-clone: design doc Jeff Hostetler
2017-12-14 18:24   ` Junio C Hamano [this message]
2017-12-14 21:02     ` Jeff Hostetler
2017-12-14 18:27   ` Junio C Hamano

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