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Re: [WIP RFC 0/5] Design for offloading part of packfile response to CDN




On Mon, Dec 3, 2018 at 3:37 PM Jonathan Tan <jonathantanmy@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

>
> There is a potential issue: a server which produces both the URIs and
> the packfile at roughly the same time (like the implementation in this
> patch set) will not have sideband access until it has concluded sending
> the URIs. Among other things, this means that the server cannot send
> keepalive packets until quite late in the response. One solution to this
> might be to add a feature that allows the server to use a sideband
> throughout the whole response - and this has other benefits too like
> allowing servers to inform the client throughout the whole fetch, not
> just at the end.

While side band sounds like the right thing to do, we could also
sending (NULL)-URIs within this feature.