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authorJonathan Tan <>2017-12-05 16:58:43 (GMT)
committerJunio C Hamano <>2017-12-05 17:46:05 (GMT)
commit75b97fec171dbbf7ec73960cefb50c265cfb7af7 (patch)
treec15613ea262cfa6be8009556d6129898b3b9e9c8 /Documentation/technical/repository-version.txt
parentf4371a883fa2d740d6b3cd436f62c9b56f13432e (diff)
extension.partialclone: introduce partial clone extension
Introduce new repository extension option: `extensions.partialclone` See the update to Documentation/technical/repository-version.txt in this patch for more information. Signed-off-by: Jonathan Tan <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
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@@ -86,3 +86,15 @@ for testing format-1 compatibility.
When the config key `extensions.preciousObjects` is set to `true`,
objects in the repository MUST NOT be deleted (e.g., by `git-prune` or
`git repack -d`).
+When the config key `extensions.partialclone` is set, it indicates
+that the repo was created with a partial clone (or later performed
+a partial fetch) and that the remote may have omitted sending
+certain unwanted objects. Such a remote is called a "promisor remote"
+and it promises that all such omitted objects can be fetched from it
+in the future.
+The value of this key is the name of the promisor remote.