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authorDavid Turner <>2016-11-11 17:23:48 (GMT)
committerJunio C Hamano <>2016-11-18 21:06:14 (GMT)
commitf8edeaa05d8623a9f6dad408237496c51101aad8 (patch)
treefaf475f7743ddb59bcde10bb1ba495f426153d45 /Documentation
parent296b847c0d6de63353e236cfbf94163d24155529 (diff)
upload-pack: optionally allow fetching any sha1
It seems a little silly to do a reachabilty check in the case where we trust the user to access absolutely everything in the repository. Also, it's racy in a distributed system -- perhaps one server advertises a ref, but another has since had a force-push to that ref, and perhaps the two HTTP requests end up directed to these different servers. Signed-off-by: David Turner <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
Diffstat (limited to 'Documentation')
2 files changed, 8 insertions, 3 deletions
diff --git a/Documentation/config.txt b/Documentation/config.txt
index a0ab66a..b7f9991 100644
--- a/Documentation/config.txt
+++ b/Documentation/config.txt
@@ -2961,6 +2961,11 @@ uploadpack.allowReachableSHA1InWant::
calculating object reachability is computationally expensive.
Defaults to `false`.
+ Allow `upload-pack` to accept a fetch request that asks for any
+ object at all.
+ Defaults to `false`.
When `upload-pack` has started `pack-objects`, there may be a
quiet period while `pack-objects` prepares the pack. Normally
diff --git a/Documentation/git-fetch-pack.txt b/Documentation/git-fetch-pack.txt
index d45f6ad..f7ebe36 100644
--- a/Documentation/git-fetch-pack.txt
+++ b/Documentation/git-fetch-pack.txt
@@ -119,9 +119,9 @@ be in a separate packet, and the list must end with a flush packet.
$GIT_DIR (e.g. "HEAD", "refs/heads/master"). When
unspecified, update from all heads the remote side has.
-If the remote has enabled the options `uploadpack.allowTipSHA1InWant` or
-`uploadpack.allowReachableSHA1InWant`, they may alternatively be 40-hex
-sha1s present on the remote.
+If the remote has enabled the options `uploadpack.allowTipSHA1InWant`,
+`uploadpack.allowReachableSHA1InWant`, or `uploadpack.allowAnySHA1InWant`,
+they may alternatively be 40-hex sha1s present on the remote.