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authorStefan Beller <>2016-07-14 21:49:46 (GMT)
committerJunio C Hamano <>2016-07-14 22:50:40 (GMT)
commitc714e45f87301562b940e3621431ed7f7fbd16e5 (patch)
parent77a9745d19b2b308c1ce97d18053322d1471bc4c (diff)
receive-pack: implement advertising and receiving push options
The pre/post receive hook may be interested in more information from the user. This information can be transmitted when both client and server support the "push-options" capability, which when used is a phase directly after update commands ended by a flush pkt. Similar to the atomic option, the server capability can be disabled via the `receive.advertisePushOptions` config variable. While documenting this, fix a nit in the `receive.advertiseAtomic` wording. Signed-off-by: Stefan Beller <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
4 files changed, 52 insertions, 6 deletions
diff --git a/Documentation/config.txt b/Documentation/config.txt
index e208af1..25b5db1 100644
--- a/Documentation/config.txt
+++ b/Documentation/config.txt
@@ -2410,8 +2410,13 @@ rebase.instructionFormat
By default, git-receive-pack will advertise the atomic push
- capability to its clients. If you don't want to this capability
- to be advertised, set this variable to false.
+ capability to its clients. If you don't want to advertise this
+ capability, set this variable to false.
+ By default, git-receive-pack will advertise the push options
+ capability to its clients. If you don't want to advertise this
+ capability, set this variable to false.
By default, git-receive-pack will run "git-gc --auto" after
diff --git a/Documentation/technical/pack-protocol.txt b/Documentation/technical/pack-protocol.txt
index 8b36343..7a2ed30 100644
--- a/Documentation/technical/pack-protocol.txt
+++ b/Documentation/technical/pack-protocol.txt
@@ -454,7 +454,8 @@ The reference discovery phase is done nearly the same way as it is in the
fetching protocol. Each reference obj-id and name on the server is sent
in packet-line format to the client, followed by a flush-pkt. The only
real difference is that the capability listing is different - the only
-possible values are 'report-status', 'delete-refs' and 'ofs-delta'.
+possible values are 'report-status', 'delete-refs', 'ofs-delta' and
Reference Update Request and Packfile Transfer
@@ -465,9 +466,10 @@ that it wants to update, it sends a line listing the obj-id currently on
the server, the obj-id the client would like to update it to and the name
of the reference.
-This list is followed by a flush-pkt and then the packfile that should
-contain all the objects that the server will need to complete the new
+This list is followed by a flush-pkt. Then the push options are transmitted
+one per packet followed by another flush-pkt. After that the packfile that
+should contain all the objects that the server will need to complete the new
+references will be sent.
update-request = *shallow ( command-list | push-cert ) [packfile]
diff --git a/Documentation/technical/protocol-capabilities.txt b/Documentation/technical/protocol-capabilities.txt
index eaab6b4..4c28d3a 100644
--- a/Documentation/technical/protocol-capabilities.txt
+++ b/Documentation/technical/protocol-capabilities.txt
@@ -253,6 +253,15 @@ atomic pushes. If the pushing client requests this capability, the server
will update the refs in one atomic transaction. Either all refs are
updated or none.
+If the server sends the 'push-options' capability it is able to accept
+push options after the update commands have been sent, but before the
+packfile is streamed. If the pushing client requests this capability,
+the server will pass the options to the pre- and post- receive hooks
+that process this push request.
diff --git a/builtin/receive-pack.c b/builtin/receive-pack.c
index 6cdd2c6..3c9360a 100644
--- a/builtin/receive-pack.c
+++ b/builtin/receive-pack.c
@@ -44,10 +44,12 @@ static struct strbuf fsck_msg_types = STRBUF_INIT;
static int receive_unpack_limit = -1;
static int transfer_unpack_limit = -1;
static int advertise_atomic_push = 1;
+static int advertise_push_options;
static int unpack_limit = 100;
static int report_status;
static int use_sideband;
static int use_atomic;
+static int use_push_options;
static int quiet;
static int prefer_ofs_delta = 1;
static int auto_update_server_info;
@@ -193,6 +195,11 @@ static int receive_pack_config(const char *var, const char *value, void *cb)
return 0;
+ if (strcmp(var, "receive.advertisepushoptions") == 0) {
+ advertise_push_options = git_config_bool(var, value);
+ return 0;
+ }
return git_default_config(var, value, cb);
@@ -211,6 +218,8 @@ static void show_ref(const char *path, const unsigned char *sha1)
strbuf_addstr(&cap, " ofs-delta");
if (push_cert_nonce)
strbuf_addf(&cap, " push-cert=%s", push_cert_nonce);
+ if (advertise_push_options)
+ strbuf_addstr(&cap, " push-options");
strbuf_addf(&cap, " agent=%s", git_user_agent_sanitized());
packet_write(1, "%s %s%c%s\n",
sha1_to_hex(sha1), path, 0, cap.buf);
@@ -1455,6 +1464,9 @@ static struct command *read_head_info(struct sha1_array *shallow)
if (advertise_atomic_push
&& parse_feature_request(feature_list, "atomic"))
use_atomic = 1;
+ if (advertise_push_options
+ && parse_feature_request(feature_list, "push-options"))
+ use_push_options = 1;
if (!strcmp(line, "push-cert")) {
@@ -1487,6 +1499,21 @@ static struct command *read_head_info(struct sha1_array *shallow)
return commands;
+static void read_push_options(struct string_list *options)
+ while (1) {
+ char *line;
+ int len;
+ line = packet_read_line(0, &len);
+ if (!line)
+ break;
+ string_list_append(options, line);
+ }
static const char *parse_pack_header(struct pack_header *hdr)
switch (read_pack_header(0, hdr)) {
@@ -1774,6 +1801,9 @@ int cmd_receive_pack(int argc, const char **argv, const char *prefix)
const char *unpack_status = NULL;
struct string_list push_options = STRING_LIST_INIT_DUP;
+ if (use_push_options)
+ read_push_options(&push_options);
prepare_shallow_info(&si, &shallow);
if (!si.nr_ours && !si.nr_theirs)
shallow_update = 0;