Michael Haggerty <mhag...@alum.mit.edu> writes:

> The log message of the original commit (0454dd93bf) described the
> following scenario: a /home partition under which user home directories
> are automounted, and setting GIT_CEILING_DIRECTORIES=/home to avoid
> hitting /home/.git, /home/.git/objects, and /home/objects (which would
> attempt to automount those directories).  I believe that this scenario
> would not be slowed down by my patches.
> How do you use GIT_CEILING_DIRECTORIES that the proposed changes cause a
> slowdown?

Yeah, I was also wondering about that.


>> Is there another way to accomplish this without the performance hit?
>> Maybe something that can be solved with configuration?
> Without doing the symlink expansion there is no way for git to detect
> that GIT_CEILING_DIRECTORIES contains symlinks and is therefore
> ineffective.  So the user has no warning about the misconfiguration
> (except that git runs slowly).
> On 10/29/2012 02:42 AM, Junio C Hamano wrote:
>> Perhaps not canonicalize elements on the CEILING list ourselves? If
>> we make it a user error to put symlinked alias in the variable, and
>> document it clearly, wouldn't it suffice?
> There may be no other choice.  (That, and fix the test suite in another
> way to tolerate a $PWD that involves symlinks.)
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