On Mon, Jan 28, 2013 at 12:48 PM, Duy Nguyen <pclo...@gmail.com> wrote:
> Regardless the submodule odb issue, I think we should prefer
> reading local loose objects over alternate packed ones.

I think I went from one problem to another and did not make it clear.
The reason behind this preference is security. With "all packs first"
reading order, someone can create a pack in the alternate source and
that pack will override the same local loose objects (local packed
ones are safe). If someone can create a malicious version with the
same SHA-1, we (well, the user) are in trouble. If the user uses this
repository directly then the malicious object can be used without
detected, even if it does not match the original SHA-1, as we do not
always verify content against its SHA-1 for common commands.
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