Jeff King <p...@peff.net> writes:

> The negotiation for future fetches uses the existing refs as the
> starting point. And if we don't know that we have the objects because
> there are no refs pointing at them, they're going to get transferred
> again. That's extra load no the server, and extra time for the user
> waiting on the network.
>
> I tend to agree with the direction of thinking you outlined: you're
> generally better off completing the fetch to a local namespace that
> tracks the other side completely, and then manipulating the local refs
> as you see fit (e.g., fetching into refs/quarantine, and then migrating
> "good" refs over to refs/remotes/origin).

Thanks for a dose of sanity ;-)

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