On Mon, Mar 25, 2013 at 10:56 PM, Jeff King <p...@peff.net> wrote:
> On Mon, Mar 25, 2013 at 10:31:04PM +0700, Nguyen Thai Ngoc Duy wrote:
>> 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.
> I think it's less of a documentation issue there, though, because they
> _only_ do (3). There is no option to do anything else, so there is
> nothing to warn the user about in terms of tradeoffs.
> I agree that in general git's handling of corruption could be documented
> somewhere, but I'm not sure where.
I think either a section in git-fsck.txt or git.txt. Probably the
former as people who read it are probably more concerned about
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