Am 10/3/2012 21:41, schrieb Shawn Pearce:
> On Wed, Oct 3, 2012 at 11:55 AM, Jeff King <> wrote:
>> On Wed, Oct 03, 2012 at 11:53:35AM -0700, Junio C Hamano wrote:
>>> Jeff King <> writes:
>>>>> Has there been any work on extending the protocol so that the client
>>>>> tells the server what refs it's interested in?
>>>> I don't think so. It would be hard to do in a backwards-compatible way,
>>>> because the advertisement is the first thing the server says, before it
>>>> has negotiated any capabilities with the client at all.
>>> That is being discussed but hasn't surfaced on the list.
>> Out of curiosity, how are you thinking about triggering such a new
>> behavior in a backwards-compatible way? Invoke git-upload-pack2, and
>> fall back to reconnecting to start git-upload-pack if it fails?
> Basically, yes. New clients connect for git-upload-pack2. Over git://
> the remote peer will just close the TCP socket with no messages. The
> client can fallback to git-upload-pack and try again. Over SSH a
> similar thing will happen in the sense there is no data output from
> the remote side, so the client can try again.

These connections are bidirectional. Upload-pack can just start
advertising refs in the "v1" way and announce a "v2" capability and listen
for response in parallel. A v2 capable client can start sending "wants" or
some other signal as soon as it sees the "v2" capability. Upload-pack,
which was listening for responses in parallel, can interrupt its
advertisements and continue with v2 protocol from here.

This sounds so simple (not the implementation, of course) - I must be
missing something.

-- Hannes

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