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Re: [PATCH] Fix delta integer overflows

On Mon, Aug 07, 2017 at 06:44:16PM -0700, Junio C Hamano wrote:
> Having said that, I am a bit curious how you came to this patch.
> Was the issue found by code inspection, or did you actually have a
> real life use case to raise the core.bigFileThreshold configuration
> to a value above 4GB?

Real life use - tracking changes in larger files.

Raising the limit above 4GB suddenly resulted in a broken pack files in the repository and
aborts of various git commands.

Data is still recoverable with all size sanity checks disabled.