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Re: [PATCH] pkt-line: re-'static'-ify buffer in packet_write_fmt_1()

On Sun, Aug 27, 2017 at 11:41:52AM -0400, Jeff King wrote:

> Ouch. So this means that git since v2.11 is basically leaking every
> non-byte pack sent by upload-pack (so all of the ref advertisement and
> want/have negotiation).

Determined experimentally that the answer is: yes.

The increase in ref advertisement is roughly linear with the size of
your packed-refs, so for most people this wasn't a big deal (and even if
you have insanely large packed-refs, it's "only" 2-3x the RAM;
potentially a problem, but only if you're close to the tipping point