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Re: [PATCH 00/10] RFC Partial Clone and Fetch

On 3/16/2017 5:43 PM, Jeff Hostetler wrote:

On 3/9/2017 3:18 PM, Jonathan Tan wrote:
Overall, this fetch/clone approach seems reasonable to me, except
perhaps some unanswered questions (some of which are also being
discussed elsewhere):
 - does the server need to tell us of missing blobs?
 - if yes, does the server need to tell us their file sizes?

File sizes are a nice addition.  For example, with a virtual
file system, a "ls -l" can lie and tell you the sizes of the
yet-to-be-populated files.

Nevermind the "ls -l" case, I forgot about the need for the
client to display the size of the (possibly) smudged file,
rather than the actual blob size.