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Re: [PATCH 02/10] pack-objects: add --partial-by-size=n --partial-special

On Wed, Mar 08, 2017 at 03:21:11PM -0500, Jeff Hostetler wrote:

> > And not ."gitmodules"?
> > 
> > What happens when we later add ".gitsomethingelse"?
> > 
> > Do we have to worry about the case where the set of git "special
> > files" (can we have a better name for them please, by the way?)
> > understood by the sending side and the receiving end is different?
> > 
> > I have a feeling that a mode that makes anything whose name begins
> > with ".git" excempt from the size based cutoff may generally be
> > easier to handle.
> I forgot about ".gitmodules".  The more I think about it, maybe
> we should always include them (or anything starting with ".git*")
> and ignore the size, since they are important for correct behavior.

I'm also in favor of staking out ".git*" as "this is special and belongs
to Git".

A while back when we discussed whether to allow symlinks for
.gitattributes, etc, I think the consensus was to treat the whole
".git*" namespace consistently. I haven't followed up with patches yet,
but my plan was to go that route.