On Mon, Mar 25, 2013 at 9:56 PM, Jeff King <p...@peff.net> wrote:
> There are basically three levels of transport that can be used on a
> local machine:
> 1. Hard-linking (very fast, no redundancy).
> 2. Byte-for-byte copy (medium speed, makes a separate copy of the
> data, but does not check the integrity of the original).
> 3. Regular git transport, creating a pack (slowest, but should include
> redundancy checks).
> Using --no-hardlinks turns off (1), but leaves (2) as an option. I
> think the documentation in "git clone" could use some improvement in
> that area.
Not only git-clone. How git-fetch and git-push verify the new pack
should also be documented. I don't think many people outside the
contributor circle know what is done (and maybe how) when data is
received from outside.
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