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Re: [PATCH 0/5] Fix and extend encoding handling in fast export/import

On Thu, Apr 25, 2019 at 09:55:11AM -0600, Elijah Newren wrote:
> On Thu, Apr 25, 2019 at 9:51 AM Elijah Newren <newren@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> >
> > While stress testing `git filter-repo`, I noticed an issue with
> > encoding; further digging led to the fixes and features in this series.
> > See the individual commit messages for details.
> Whoops, forgot to cc Brian; I'm curious if my understanding is correct
> about the sha256sum transition plans that the intent in the short term
> is using fast-export & fast-import to transition to-and-from a
> sha256sum repo on the fly; if so, I believe that transition work
> should use the new --reencode=yes option in patch five.

The plan is to convert using fast-import and fast-export, yes, but
on the fly, no. You'll convert your repository up front using
fast-import and fast-export and then conversion will happen on the fly
as needed internally. The latter is a thing I'm working on.

So individual users will want to use the --reencode option, but
internally we probably won't get as far as actually decoding most of the
commit object, so we'll keep the bytes in place.

I do appreciate the CC, though.
brian m. carlson: Houston, Texas, US
OpenPGP: https://keybase.io/bk2204

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