On Friday, July 27, 2012 02:55:49 PM you wrote:
> Sascha Cunz <sascha...@babbelbox.org> writes:
> > From 3f449e719b924929f1f8ca9b5eff83f17bc64c60 Mon Sep 17 00:00:00 2001
> > From: Sascha Cunz <sas...@babbelbox.org>
> > Date: Fri, 27 Jul 2012 22:54:56 +0200
> > Subject: [PATCH] Use work tree to determine if it supports symlinks
> > 
> > When creating a new repository, we check some capabilities of the
> > underlying file system(s). We check the file system for its case
> > sensitivity and the ability to create symbolic links.
> > 
> > Before this patch the .git-dir was used for this check, while the
> > comments in code clearly state to test on the work tree.
> That is simply because a layout that has .git and its containing
> directory (i.e. the working tree) on a separate filesystem when we
> run "git init" is not supported,

But isn't enforced either. Are there known issues?

> and more importantly, we do not
> want to step outside ".git", which is the simplest and safest way to
> avoid touching the end-user data that sits in the working tree.

While I think that this is true, I don't see the connection.

> The code comment is about checking the filesystem that houses both
> the working tree and ".git"; if the user later wants to turn .git
> into a separate mount point, or if the user wants to use GIT_DIR and
> GIT_WORK_TREE to create a funny layout, the user should know how to
> muck with ".git/config" to adjust to the peculiarity.

Ok, so repository and working directory are simply not meant to be on 
different file systems. Thanks for the clarification.
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