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authorJunio C Hamano <>2006-10-23 05:51:42 (GMT)
committerJunio C Hamano <>2006-10-23 05:51:42 (GMT)
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Merge branch 'np/pack'
* np/pack: add the capability for index-pack to read from a stream index-pack: compare only the first 20-bytes of the key. git-repack: repo.usedeltabaseoffset pack-objects: document --delta-base-offset option allow delta data reuse even if base object is a preferred base zap a debug remnant let the GIT native protocol use offsets to delta base when possible make pack data reuse compatible with both delta types make git-pack-objects able to create deltas with offset to base teach git-index-pack about deltas with offset to base teach git-unpack-objects about deltas with offset to base introduce delta objects with offset to base
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@@ -67,6 +67,20 @@ OPTIONS
The default value for both --window and --depth is 10.
+When configuration variable `repack.UseDeltaBaseOffset` is set
+for the repository, the command passes `--delta-base-offset`
+option to `git-pack-objects`; this typically results in slightly
+smaller packs, but the generated packs are incompatible with
+versions of git older than (and including) v1.4.3; do not set
+the variable in a repository that older version of git needs to
+be able to read (this includes repositories from which packs can
+be copied out over http or rsync, and people who obtained packs
+that way can try to use older git with it).
Written by Linus Torvalds <>