Re: [git pull] vfs pile 2

From: Linus Torvalds
Date: Thu Dec 17 2009 - 16:22:24 EST

On Thu, 17 Dec 2009, Al Viro wrote:
> reflog had been pruned already; still no effect. Moreover, after looking
> through the loose objects, I've found several commits that are definitely
> reachable from master and now from your tree as well. E.g.
> objects/ea/ff8079d4f1016a12e34ab323737314f24127dd
> is one of those - it's a commit and it's both in mainline *and* happens
> to be tip of master. No questions about being unreachable and AFAICS
> no reasons whatsoever to leave it as a loose object...

If you want a maximal pack, use "git repack -Adl"

The default gc thing will stop when it hits stuff that has been packed
already, which can leave _older_ unpacked objects unpacked. And since my
own repo isn't always fully packed, and git will only remove local objects
if they are available as _packed_ objects in the reference tree (ie my
repo), you'll end up with that kind of situation.

I usually repack my tree a couple of times per release, no more often, so
you'll seldom see _perfect_ packing.


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