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authorShawn O. Pearce <>2007-09-09 23:38:11 (GMT)
committerJunio C Hamano <>2007-09-10 07:00:26 (GMT)
commita4503a15af661ee865ed10102df15a6d3b43e60a (patch)
tree6f502eb0cb6ff91c8201eec16aff0f664443d46e /
parent05cc2ffc572f05e8aeec495a9ab9bc9609863491 (diff)
Make --no-thin the default in git-push to save server resources
1) pushes happen less often than fetches, so the bandwidth saving is much less visible in that case overall. 2) thin packs have to be complemented with missing delta bases to be valid, so many received thin packs will take more disk space. 3) the bother of repacking should be distributed amongst "clients" i.e. fetchers and pushers as much as possible, and not the server being fetched or pushed, to keep disk and CPU usage low on the server. This is why a fetch should get thin packs but a push should not. Both Nico and I have been assuming that --no-thin was the default behavior of git-push ever since Nico introduced --fix-thin into the index-pack process, which allowed fetch and receive-pack to avoid exploding packfiles received during transfer. This patch finally makes it so. Signed-off-by: Shawn O. Pearce <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
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