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authorJunio C Hamano <>2007-09-17 07:55:13 (GMT)
committerJunio C Hamano <>2007-09-18 06:12:16 (GMT)
commit17815501a8f95c080891acd9537514adfe17c80e (patch)
tree24a58abb997d75c363997883ebde4032ea0ebbc7 /Documentation/git-gc.txt
parent95143f9e686dee144e0ff4a20190b923e20e1b64 (diff)
git-gc --auto: run "repack -A -d -l" as necessary.
This teaches "git-gc --auto" to consolidate many packs into one without losing unreachable objects in them by using "repack -A" when there are too many packfiles that are not marked with *.keep in the repository. gc.autopacklimit configuration can be used to set the maximum number of packs a repository is allowed to have before this mechanism kicks in. Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
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diff --git a/Documentation/git-gc.txt b/Documentation/git-gc.txt
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@@ -47,10 +47,15 @@ OPTIONS
With this option, `git gc` checks if there are too many
loose objects in the repository and runs
gitlink:git-repack[1] with `-d -l` option to pack them.
- The threshold is set with `` configuration
+ The threshold for loose objects is set with `` configuration
variable, and can be disabled by setting it to 0. Some
Porcelain commands use this after they perform operation
that could create many loose objects automatically.
+ Additionally, when there are too many packs are present,
+ they are consolidated into one larger pack by running
+ the `git-repack` command with `-A` option. The
+ threshold for number of packs is set with
+ `gc.autopacklimit` configuration variable.