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-rw-r--r--Documentation/technical/pack-protocol.txt8
-rw-r--r--Documentation/technical/protocol-capabilities.txt8
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diff --git a/Documentation/technical/pack-protocol.txt b/Documentation/technical/pack-protocol.txt
index cd31edc..7fee6b7 100644
--- a/Documentation/technical/pack-protocol.txt
+++ b/Documentation/technical/pack-protocol.txt
@@ -241,6 +241,7 @@ out of what the server said it could do with the first 'want' line.
upload-request = want-list
*shallow-line
*1depth-request
+ [filter-request]
flush-pkt
want-list = first-want
@@ -256,6 +257,8 @@ out of what the server said it could do with the first 'want' line.
additional-want = PKT-LINE("want" SP obj-id)
depth = 1*DIGIT
+
+ filter-request = PKT-LINE("filter" SP filter-spec)
----
Clients MUST send all the obj-ids it wants from the reference
@@ -278,6 +281,11 @@ complete those commits. Commits whose parents are not received as a
result are defined as shallow and marked as such in the server. This
information is sent back to the client in the next step.
+The client can optionally request that pack-objects omit various
+objects from the packfile using one of several filtering techniques.
+These are intended for use with partial clone and partial fetch
+operations. See `rev-list` for possible "filter-spec" values.
+
Once all the 'want's and 'shallow's (and optional 'deepen') are
transferred, clients MUST send a flush-pkt, to tell the server side
that it is done sending the list.
diff --git a/Documentation/technical/protocol-capabilities.txt b/Documentation/technical/protocol-capabilities.txt
index 26dcc6f..332d209 100644
--- a/Documentation/technical/protocol-capabilities.txt
+++ b/Documentation/technical/protocol-capabilities.txt
@@ -309,3 +309,11 @@ to accept a signed push certificate, and asks the <nonce> to be
included in the push certificate. A send-pack client MUST NOT
send a push-cert packet unless the receive-pack server advertises
this capability.
+
+filter
+------
+
+If the upload-pack server advertises the 'filter' capability,
+fetch-pack may send "filter" commands to request a partial clone
+or partial fetch and request that the server omit various objects
+from the packfile.