Junio C Hamano <gits...@pobox.com> wrote:
> Eric Wong <e...@80x24.org> writes:
> >> [primeclone]
> >> url = http://location/pack-$NAME.pack
> >> filetype = pack
> > If unconfigured, I wonder if a primeclone pack can be inferred by
> > the existence of a pack bitmap (or merely being the biggest+oldest
> > pack for dumb HTTP).
> That would probably be a nice heuristics but it is unclear who
> should find that out at runtime. The downloading side would not
> have a visiblity into directory listing.
I think making a bunch of HEAD requests based on the contents of
$GIT_DIR/objects/info/packs wouldn't be too expensive on either
end, especially when HTTP/1.1 persistent connections + pipelining
may be used.