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2006-11-03remove .keep pack lock files when done with refs updateNicolas Pitre
This makes both git-fetch and git-push (fetch-pack and receive-pack) safe against a possible race with aparallel git-repack -a -d that could prune the new pack while it is not yet referenced, and remove the .keep file after refs have been updated. Signed-off-by: Nicolas Pitre <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
2006-10-29Teach git-index-pack how to keep a pack file.Shawn Pearce
To prevent a race condition between `index-pack --stdin` and `repack -a -d` where the repack deletes the newly created pack file before any refs are updated to reference objects contained within it we mark the pack file as one that should be kept. This removes it from the list of packs that `repack -a -d` will consider for removal. Callers such as `receive-pack` which want to invoke `index-pack` should use this new --keep option to prevent the newly created pack and index file pair from being deleted before they have finished any related ref updates. Only after all ref updates have been finished should the associated .keep file be removed. Signed-off-by: Shawn O. Pearce <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
2006-10-26add progress status to index-packNicolas Pitre
This is more interesting to look at when performing a big fetch. Signed-off-by: Nicolas Pitre <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
2006-10-26make index-pack able to complete thin packs.Nicolas Pitre
A new flag, --fix-thin, instructs git-index-pack to append any missing objects to a thin pack to make it self contained and indexable. Of course objects missing from the pack must be present elsewhere in the local repository. Signed-off-by: Nicolas Pitre <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
2006-10-25enable index-pack streaming capabilityNicolas Pitre
A new flag, --stdin, allows for a pack to be received over a stream. When this flag is provided, the pack content is written to either the named pack file or directly to the object repository under the same name as produced by git-repack. The pack index is written as well with the corresponding base name, unless the index name is overriden with -o. With this patch, git-index-pack could be used instead of git-unpack-objects when fetching remote objects but only with non "thin" packs for now. Signed-off-by: Nicolas Pitre <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
2005-10-13Add git-index-pack utilitySergey Vlasov
git-index-pack builds a pack index file for an existing packed archive. With this utility a packed archive which was transferred without the corresponding pack index can be added to objects/pack/ without repacking. Signed-off-by: Sergey Vlasov <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>