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authorJohannes Schindelin <>2008-02-05 14:25:04 (GMT)
committerJunio C Hamano <>2008-02-10 07:41:34 (GMT)
commit2b84b5a874d3281d15aa0b73426b13597cd02520 (patch)
tree8149c482fc0bfcc69eb1f065b2f989ba7ff30742 /Documentation
parent201945eeb3b52400e16bb36bf60c56a849c62f32 (diff)
Introduce the config variable pack.packSizeLimit
"git pack-objects" has the option --max-pack-size to limit the file size of the packs to a certain amount of bytes. On platforms where the pack file size is limited by filesystem constraints, it is easy to forget this option, and this option does not exist for "git gc" to begin with. So introduce a config variable to set the default maximum, but make this overrideable by the command line. Suggested by Tor Arvid Lund. Signed-off-by: Johannes Schindelin <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
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2 files changed, 8 insertions, 1 deletions
diff --git a/Documentation/config.txt b/Documentation/config.txt
index 4e222f1..3e10feb 100644
--- a/Documentation/config.txt
+++ b/Documentation/config.txt
@@ -766,6 +766,12 @@ pack.indexVersion::
whenever the corresponding pack is larger than 2 GB. Otherwise
the default is 1.
+ The default maximum size of a pack. This setting only affects
+ packing to a file, i.e. the git:// protocol is unaffected. It
+ can be overridden by the `\--max-pack-size` option of
+ linkgit:git-repack[1].
The default merge strategy to use when pulling multiple branches
at once.
diff --git a/Documentation/git-pack-objects.txt b/Documentation/git-pack-objects.txt
index 74cc7c1..8353be1 100644
--- a/Documentation/git-pack-objects.txt
+++ b/Documentation/git-pack-objects.txt
@@ -99,7 +99,8 @@ base-name::
Maximum size of each output packfile, expressed in MiB.
If specified, multiple packfiles may be created.
- The default is unlimited.
+ The default is unlimited, unless the config variable
+ `pack.packSizeLimit` is set.
This flag causes an object already in a pack ignored