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authorJan Krüger <>2010-09-27 12:19:36 (GMT)
committerJunio C Hamano <>2010-09-27 19:39:05 (GMT)
commit5c47e1c7c56c60360646367e4067ed344a833b01 (patch)
treed8968cf10ba560e941d8fa3ff4352e8642bc9b8a /Documentation/git-repack.txt
parent9027fa9eb7df606b6658dd48a40bb993ce222ddd (diff)
repack: add -F flag to let user choose between --no-reuse-delta/object
In 479b56ba ('make "repack -f" imply "pack-objects --no-reuse-object"'), git repack -f was changed to include recompressing all objects on the zlib level on the assumption that if the user wants to spend that much time already, some more time won't hurt (and recompressing is useful if the user changed the zlib compression level). However, "some more time" can be quite long with very big repositories, so some users are going to appreciate being able to choose. If we are going to give them the choice, --no-reuse-object will probably be interesting a lot less frequently than --no-reuse-delta. Hence, this reverts -f to the old behaviour (--no-reuse-delta) and adds a new -F option that replaces the current -f. Measurements taken using this patch on a current clone of git.git indicate a 17% decrease in time being made available to users: git repack -Adf 34.84s user 0.56s system 145% cpu 24.388 total git repack -AdF 38.79s user 0.56s system 133% cpu 29.394 total Signed-off-by: Jan Krüger <> Acked-by: Nicolas Pitre <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
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diff --git a/Documentation/git-repack.txt b/Documentation/git-repack.txt
index 8c67d17..9566727 100644
--- a/Documentation/git-repack.txt
+++ b/Documentation/git-repack.txt
@@ -8,7 +8,7 @@ git-repack - Pack unpacked objects in a repository
-'git repack' [-a] [-A] [-d] [-f] [-l] [-n] [-q] [--window=N] [--depth=N]
+'git repack' [-a] [-A] [-d] [-f] [-F] [-l] [-n] [-q] [--window=N] [--depth=N]
@@ -62,6 +62,10 @@ other objects in that pack they already have locally.
+ Pass the `--no-reuse-delta` option to `git-pack-objects`, see
+ linkgit:git-pack-objects[1].
Pass the `--no-reuse-object` option to `git-pack-objects`, see