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Re: pack file object size question

On Sun, Dec 16, 2018 at 04:52:13PM -0500, Farhan Khan wrote:

> It seems that there is a 12 byte header (signature, version, number of
> objects), then it immediately jumps into each individual object. The
> object consists of the object header, then the zlib deflated object,
> followed by a SHA1 of the above. Is this accurate?

Others discussed the length confusion, but I wanted to point out one
more thing: the packfile does not contain the sha1 of each object. That
is computed by index-pack (but there is a sha1 of the contents of the
_entire_ packfile).

A bit error on the wire will be detected by the whole-pack sha1. A bit
error on the sender's disk generally be detected by zlib, but not
always. The ultimate check that the receiver does is make sure it has
all of the expected objects by walking the object graph from the
proposed ref updates. Any object which has an undetected bit error will
appear to be be missing (as well as any object that the sender actually
just failed to send).