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Re: [PATCH 07/11] pack-objects: move in_pack out of struct object_entry




On Thu, Mar 01, 2018 at 04:10:48PM +0700, Nguyễn Thái Ngọc Duy wrote:

> Instead of using 8 bytes (on 64 bit arch) to store a pointer to a
> pack. Use an index isntead since the number of packs should be
> relatively small.
> 
> This limits the number of packs we can handle to 256 (still
> unreasonably high for a repo to work well). If you have more than 256
> packs, you'll need an older version of Git to repack first.

I overall like the direction of this series, but I think this one is
just too much. While you definitely shouldn't have a ton of packs, this
leaves the user with no real escape hatch. And 256 isn't actually that
many packs.

-Peff