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authorJeff King <>2016-08-24 18:41:57 (GMT)
committerJunio C Hamano <>2016-08-24 19:31:05 (GMT)
commitc08db5a2d0d5c0cf371168e621d5929005b1abf8 (patch)
tree9c2524e1e142c08bc399b6ede6a6d72f7485d950 /Documentation/git-receive-pack.txt
parent5ad218673328262839542b841b505c78132857e7 (diff)
receive-pack: allow a maximum input size to be specified
Receive-pack feeds its input to either index-pack or unpack-objects, which will happily accept as many bytes as a sender is willing to provide. Let's allow an arbitrary cutoff point where we will stop writing bytes to disk. Cleaning up what has already been written to disk is a related problem that is not addressed by this patch. Signed-off-by: Jeff King <> Signed-off-by: Christian Couder <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
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diff --git a/Documentation/git-receive-pack.txt b/Documentation/git-receive-pack.txt
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@@ -33,6 +33,9 @@ post-update hooks found in the Documentation/howto directory.
option, which tells it if updates to a ref should be denied if they
are not fast-forwards.
+A number of other receive.* config options are available to tweak
+its behavior, see linkgit:git-config[1].