cannot fetch arm git tree

Uwe Kleine-König u.kleine-koenig at
Fri Jan 21 08:47:28 EST 2011

Hi Detlef,

On Fri, Jan 21, 2011 at 02:38:11PM +0100, Detlef Vollmann wrote:
> On 01/16/11 14:42, Russell King - ARM Linux wrote:
> >Let's say you already have a copy of my tree from a month ago, and Linus
> >has pulled some work from me into his tree, and repacked his tree into one
> >single pack file.  At the moment, the largest pack file from Linus is
> >400MB plus a 50MB index.
> >
> >You already have most of the contents of that 400MB pack file, but if
> >you're missing even _one_ object which is contained within it, git will
> >have to download the _entire_ 400MB pack file and index file to retrieve
> >it.
> I thought this has changed with "smart http" in git 1.6.6.
> Am I missing something?
Well, not all http repos offer smart http.  E.g. Russell doesn't[1],
probably because the serving machine doesn't have the power to nice
serve a repo via git:// or smart http://.

Best regards

[1] I didn't recheck though

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