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authorVicent Marti <tanoku@gmail.com>2013-12-21 14:00:31 (GMT)
committerJunio C Hamano <gitster@pobox.com>2013-12-30 20:19:23 (GMT)
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repack: consider bitmaps when performing repacks
Since `pack-objects` will write a `.bitmap` file next to the `.pack` and `.idx` files, this commit teaches `git-repack` to consider the new bitmap indexes (if they exist) when performing repack operations. This implies moving old bitmap indexes out of the way if we are repacking a repository that already has them, and moving the newly generated bitmap indexes into the `objects/pack` directory, next to their corresponding packfiles. Since `git repack` is now capable of handling these `.bitmap` files, a normal `git gc` run on a repository that has `pack.writebitmaps` set to true in its config file will generate bitmap indexes as part of the garbage collection process. Alternatively, `git repack` can be called with the `-b` switch to explicitly generate bitmap indexes if you are experimenting and don't want them on all the time. Signed-off-by: Vicent Marti <tanoku@gmail.com> Signed-off-by: Jeff King <peff@peff.net> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <gitster@pobox.com>
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@@ -9,7 +9,7 @@ git-repack - Pack unpacked objects in a repository
SYNOPSIS
--------
[verse]
-'git repack' [-a] [-A] [-d] [-f] [-F] [-l] [-n] [-q] [--window=<n>] [--depth=<n>]
+'git repack' [-a] [-A] [-d] [-f] [-F] [-l] [-n] [-q] [-b] [--window=<n>] [--depth=<n>]
DESCRIPTION
-----------
@@ -110,6 +110,13 @@ other objects in that pack they already have locally.
The default is unlimited, unless the config variable
`pack.packSizeLimit` is set.
+-b::
+--write-bitmap-index::
+ Write a reachability bitmap index as part of the repack. This
+ only makes sense when used with `-a` or `-A`, as the bitmaps
+ must be able to refer to all reachable objects. This option
+ overrides the setting of `pack.writebitmaps`.
+
Configuration
-------------