Re: [git pull] vfs pile 2

From: Al Viro
Date: Thu Dec 17 2009 - 13:03:30 EST

On Thu, Dec 17, 2009 at 08:39:14AM -0800, Linus Torvalds wrote:
> On Thu, 17 Dec 2009, Al Viro wrote:
> >
> > Misc bits and pieces, cleaning the table for scaling stuff...
> > Please, pull from
> > master
> > in a few minutes (or directly from hera)
> Btw, would you mind cleaning that repo up?


> That's really unexpected for a bare repository. I spent some time looking
> at the odd conflicts the other day when I pulled originally.
> I suspect you just did a "scp -rp" or something to initially set it up,
> which is why it contains some random branch - that just happened to be
> your active branch at the time you did that setup.

IIRC, it was _way_ back and done as git clone -l -s <your tree> vfs-2.6
followed by mv vfs-2.6/.git /pub/scm/...../vfs-2.6.git. So it probably
_isn't_ a proper bare repository in the first place.

OK... I've edited config a bit, set HEAD to ref: refs/heads/master and
tried to clean the things up. What I still don't understand is why the
hell does it have an apparently unkillable dangling commit that seems
to be yours, despite having alternates pointing to your tree. *And*
a bunch of loose objects sitting around and impossible to get rid of...
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