Re: [PATCH 1/1] mingw: optionally disable side-band-64k for transport
- Date: Mon, 29 Apr 2019 18:10:04 -0400
- From: Eric Sunshine <sunshine@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: [PATCH 1/1] mingw: optionally disable side-band-64k for transport
On Mon, Apr 29, 2019 at 6:04 PM Thomas Braun via GitGitGadget
> Since commit 0c499ea60f (send-pack: demultiplex a sideband stream with
> status data, 2010-02-05) the built-in send-pack uses the side-band-64k
> capability if advertised by the server.
> Unfortunately this breaks pushing over the dump git protocol if used
> over a network connection when using MinGW (but *not* when using
> The new config option "sendpack.sideband" allows to override the
> side-band-64k capability of the server, and thus makes the dump git
> protocol work.
> Signed-off-by: Thomas Braun <thomas.braun@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Signed-off-by: Johannes Schindelin <johannes.schindelin@xxxxxx>
> diff --git a/Documentation/config/sendpack.txt b/Documentation/config/sendpack.txt
> @@ -0,0 +1,5 @@
> + Allows to disable the side-band-64k capability for send-pack even
> + when it is advertised by the server. Makes it possible to work
> + around a limitation in the git for windows implementation together
> + with the dump git protocol. Defaults to true.
For someone who hasn't read the commit message of this patch, "work
around a limitation in ... git for windows" doesn't mean much. Perhaps
this documentation could explain in more precise terms under what
circumstances this option should be used?