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From: Bagas Sanjaya <>
Subject: Argument list too long when fetching many missing objects from partial clone
Date: Mon, 1 Mar 2021 20:18:29 +0700	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <> (raw)

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What did you do before the bug happened? (Steps to reproduce your issue)

I'm poking around with partial clone. On my local server on my computer
I have full clone of Git (git.git) repo.

I do partial clone from that server as remote (which is actually on the same

    git clone https://my-local-server.git/myself/git.git --filter=blob:none

Inside the partial clone, I tried to convert it to full clone. First, I gather
list of missing objects:

    git rev-list --objects --all --missing=print | grep -oP '^\?\K\w+' > .git/missing.list

Then I fetched those:

    git fetch origin $(cat .git/missing.list)

What did you expect to happen? (Expected behavior)

All missing objects fetched successfully

What happened instead? (Actual behavior)

Git returned:

     -bash: /opt/git/bin/git: Argument list too long

What's different between what you expected and what actually happened?


Anything else you want to add:

I think the problem lies on how to feed list of 110K+ objects to `git fetch`.

Note: Both the local server and the computer use Git 2.30.1

Please review the rest of the bug report below.
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[System Info]
git version:
git version 2.30.1
cpu: x86_64
built from commit: 773e25afc41b1b6533fa9ae2cd825d0b4a697fad
sizeof-long: 8
sizeof-size_t: 8
shell-path: /bin/sh
uname: Linux 5.10.11-kernelorg-upstream-generic #1 SMP Fri Jan 29 12:56:19 WIB 2021 x86_64
compiler info: gnuc: 9.3
libc info: glibc: 2.31
$SHELL (typically, interactive shell): /bin/bash

[Enabled Hooks]

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             reply	other threads:[~2021-03-01 13:19 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 5+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2021-03-01 13:18 Bagas Sanjaya [this message]
2021-03-01 19:21 ` Argument list too long when fetching many missing objects from partial clone Jeff Hostetler
2021-03-01 19:22 ` Bryan Turner
2021-03-02  6:55   ` Bagas Sanjaya
2021-03-03  0:42     ` brian m. carlson

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