path: root/builtin/pack-objects.c
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authorJeff King <>2014-04-02 06:39:17 (GMT)
committerJunio C Hamano <>2014-04-04 22:29:44 (GMT)
commit69e4b3426a608b4965c1cb0c6eab5252d880178b (patch)
treecc1ff079a2d89f88fee8e312242900e2b42cb79f /builtin/pack-objects.c
parent2db1a43f41880bb4aeea9dee8a7d13c5ad76db3f (diff)
pack-objects: do not reuse packfiles without --delta-base-offset
When we are sending a packfile to a remote, we currently try to reuse a whole chunk of packfile without bothering to look at the individual objects. This can make things like initial clones much lighter on the server, as we can just dump the packfile bytes. However, it's possible that the other side cannot read our packfile verbatim. For example, we may have objects stored as OFS_DELTA, but the client is an antique version of git that only understands REF_DELTA. We negotiate this capability over the fetch protocol. A normal pack-objects run will convert OFS_DELTA into REF_DELTA on the fly, but the "reuse pack" code path never even looks at the objects. This patch disables packfile reuse if the other side is missing any capabilities that we might have used in the on-disk pack. Right now the only one is OFS_DELTA, but we may need to expand in the future (e.g., if packv4 introduces new object types). We could be more thorough and only disable reuse in this case when we actually have an OFS_DELTA to send, but: 1. We almost always will have one, since we prefer OFS_DELTA to REF_DELTA when possible. So this case would almost never come up. 2. Looking through the objects defeats the purpose of the optimization, which is to do as little work as possible to get the bytes to the remote. Signed-off-by: Jeff King <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
Diffstat (limited to 'builtin/pack-objects.c')
1 files changed, 12 insertions, 1 deletions
diff --git a/builtin/pack-objects.c b/builtin/pack-objects.c
index 50d794f..c7590cb 100644
--- a/builtin/pack-objects.c
+++ b/builtin/pack-objects.c
@@ -2434,12 +2434,23 @@ static void loosen_unused_packed_objects(struct rev_info *revs)
+ * This tracks any options which a reader of the pack might
+ * not understand, and which would therefore prevent blind reuse
+ * of what we have on disk.
+ */
+static int pack_options_allow_reuse(void)
+ return allow_ofs_delta;
static int get_object_list_from_bitmap(struct rev_info *revs)
if (prepare_bitmap_walk(revs) < 0)
return -1;
- if (!reuse_partial_packfile_from_bitmap(
+ if (pack_options_allow_reuse() &&
+ !reuse_partial_packfile_from_bitmap(
&reuse_packfile_offset)) {