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

On Fri, Mar 10, 2017 at 09:58:23AM -0800, Brandon Williams wrote:

> > 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.
> Well if I remember correctly you sent out some patches for
> .gitattributes but I got in the way with the refactoring work! :)

True. :) But those were the old method that tries to treat
.gitattributes specially, by using O_NOFOLLOW in the attribute code (but
only for in-tree files, naturally).

I think we ended up deciding that it would be better to just disallow
symlink .gitattributes (and .git*) from entering the index, the way we
disallow ".git".