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authorJonathan Tan <>2021-01-20 19:36:57 (GMT)
committerJunio C Hamano <>2021-01-21 03:06:50 (GMT)
commitbfc2a36ff2a705223aed3952130f5b6cbffdbfe1 (patch)
parent71ca53e8125e36efbda17293c50027d31681a41f (diff)
Doc: clarify contents of packfile sent as URI
Clarify that, when the packfile-uri feature is used, the client should not assume that the extra packfiles downloaded would only contain a single blob, but support packfiles containing multiple objects of all types. Signed-off-by: Jonathan Tan <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
1 files changed, 5 insertions, 2 deletions
diff --git a/Documentation/technical/packfile-uri.txt b/Documentation/technical/packfile-uri.txt
index 318713a..f7eabc6 100644
--- a/Documentation/technical/packfile-uri.txt
+++ b/Documentation/technical/packfile-uri.txt
@@ -37,8 +37,11 @@ at least so that we can test the client.
This is the implementation: a feature, marked experimental, that allows the
server to be configured by one or more `uploadpack.blobPackfileUri=<sha1>
<uri>` entries. Whenever the list of objects to be sent is assembled, all such
-blobs are excluded, replaced with URIs. The client will download those URIs,
-expecting them to each point to packfiles containing single blobs.
+blobs are excluded, replaced with URIs. As noted in "Future work" below, the
+server can evolve in the future to support excluding other objects (or other
+implementations of servers could be made that support excluding other objects)
+without needing a protocol change, so clients should not expect that packfiles
+downloaded in this way only contain single blobs.
Client design