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authorJunio C Hamano <>2010-04-04 21:49:31 (GMT)
committerJunio C Hamano <>2010-04-04 22:55:29 (GMT)
commitcf87463e79a3018f666bfc9af113d3eea58a3d82 (patch)
parente640551773c9730a47779dfc93155feb092c8e3c (diff)
If a missing ONE_FILESYSTEM defaults to true, the only users who set this variable set it to false to tell git not to limit the discovery to one filesystem; there are too many negations in one sentence to make a simple panda brain dizzy. Use the variable GIT_DISCOVERY_ACROSS_FILESYSTEM that changes the behaviour from the default "limit to one filesystem" to "cross the boundary as I ask you to"; makes the semantics much more straight forward. Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
2 files changed, 7 insertions, 7 deletions
diff --git a/Documentation/git.txt b/Documentation/git.txt
index aa62083..991aaec 100644
--- a/Documentation/git.txt
+++ b/Documentation/git.txt
@@ -530,15 +530,15 @@ git so take care if using Cogito etc.
a GIT_DIR set on the command line or in the environment.
(Useful for excluding slow-loading network directories.)
When run in a directory that does not have ".git" repository
directory, git tries to find such a directory in the parent
directories to find the top of the working tree, but by default it
does not cross filesystem boundaries. This environment variable
- can be set to false value ("false" or zero) to tell git not to
- stop at filesystem boundaries. Like 'GIT_CEILING_DIRECTORIES',
- this will not affect an explicit respository directory set via
- 'GIT_DIR' or on the command line.
+ can be set to true to tell git not to stop at filesystem
+ boundaries. Like 'GIT_CEILING_DIRECTORIES', this will not affect
+ an explicit repository directory set via 'GIT_DIR' or on the
+ command line.
git Commits
diff --git a/setup.c b/setup.c
index d290633..5a083fa 100644
--- a/setup.c
+++ b/setup.c
@@ -392,7 +392,7 @@ const char *setup_git_directory_gently(int *nongit_ok)
* etc.
offset = len = strlen(cwd);
- one_filesystem = git_env_bool("GIT_ONE_FILESYSTEM", 0);
+ one_filesystem = !git_env_bool("GIT_DISCOVERY_ACROSS_FILESYSTEM", 0);
if (one_filesystem) {
if (stat(".", &buf))
die_errno("failed to stat '.'");
@@ -444,7 +444,7 @@ const char *setup_git_directory_gently(int *nongit_ok)
cwd[offset] = '\0';
die("Not a git repository (or any parent up to mount parent %s)\n"
- "Stopping at filesystem boundary since GIT_ONE_FILESYSTEM is true.", cwd);
+ "Stopping at filesystem boundary (GIT_DISCOVERY_ACROSS_FILESYSTEM not set).", cwd);
if (chdir("..")) {