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From: Peter Baumann <waste.manager@gmx.de>
To: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
Cc: Junio C Hamano <junkio@cox.net>, git@vger.kernel.org
Subject: Re: [PATCH] pack-refs: dereference .git/packed-refs if it is a symlink
Date: Wed, 18 Apr 2007 19:47:53 +0200	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <20070418174753.GC5913@xp.machine.xx> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <alpine.LFD.0.98.0704180908360.2828@woody.linux-foundation.org>

On Wed, Apr 18, 2007 at 09:09:13AM -0700, Linus Torvalds wrote:
> 
> 
> On Wed, 18 Apr 2007, Peter Baumann wrote:
> >
> > git-new-workdir creates a new working directory where everything
> > necessary, including .git/packed-refs, is symlinked to your master repo.
> > But git-pack-refs breaks the symlink, so you could accidentally loose some
> > refs. This fixes it to first dereference .git/packed-refs if it is a
> > symlink.
> 
> Wouldn't it be nicer to instead make "git gc" *notice* the fact that we're 
> in a workdir, and just "cd" to the main git repository instead?
> 
> 		Linus
> 

Don't think so. Because then all the low level tools aren't aware of this.
And restricting a WorkDir to use only porcelanish commands isn't what I
want. And teaching every tool about symklinked workdirs doesn't sound right
to me.

-Peter

      reply	other threads:[~2007-04-18 17:47 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 22+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2007-04-17 16:17 [BUG] git-new-workdir doesn't understand packed refs Peter Baumann
2007-04-17 21:55 ` Julian Phillips
2007-04-18  5:52   ` Peter Baumann
2007-04-18  7:26     ` Julian Phillips
2007-04-18  7:40     ` Junio C Hamano
2007-04-18  8:11       ` Peter Baumann
2007-04-18 11:55         ` Julian Phillips
2007-04-18 16:23           ` Junio C Hamano
2007-04-18 17:43             ` Peter Baumann
2007-04-18 18:17               ` Junio C Hamano
2007-04-18 18:31                 ` Peter Baumann
2007-04-18 18:42                   ` Junio C Hamano
2007-04-18 21:08                     ` Peter Baumann
2007-04-18 21:31                       ` Junio C Hamano
2007-04-19  5:35                         ` [PATCH] Add test for symlinked .git/packed-refs Peter Baumann
2007-04-19  6:06                           ` Junio C Hamano
2007-04-20 16:52                             ` [PATCH] pack-refs: dereference .git/packed-refs if it is a symlink Peter Baumann
2007-04-21 20:05                               ` Junio C Hamano
2007-04-18 18:43                   ` [BUG] git-new-workdir doesn't understand packed refs Julian Phillips
2007-04-18 10:28       ` [PATCH] pack-refs: dereference .git/packed-refs if it is a symlink Peter Baumann
2007-04-18 16:09         ` Linus Torvalds
2007-04-18 17:47           ` Peter Baumann [this message]

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