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Re: [PATCH v5 25/40] external-odb: add 'get_direct' support




Christian Couder <christian.couder@xxxxxxxxx> writes:

> This implements the 'get_direct' capability/instruction that makes
> it possible for external odb helper scripts to pass blobs to Git
> by directly writing them as loose objects files.

I am not sure if the assumption is made clear in this series, but I
am (perhaps incorrectly) guessing that it is assumed that the
intended use of this feature is to offload access to large blobs
by not including them in the initial clone.  So from that point of
view, I think it makes tons of sense to let the external helper to
directly populate the database bypassing Git (i.e. instead of
feeding data stream and have Git store it) like this "direct" method
does.

How does this compare with (and how well does this work with) what
Jonathan Tan is doing recently?