Martin Fick <mf...@codeaurora.org> writes:
> ... So, what
> if we could simply add a dummy object to the file to cause
> it to deserve a name change?
> So the idea would be, have git-repack detect the conflict in
> filenames and have it repack the new file with an additional
> dummy (unused) object in it, and then deliver the new file
> which no longer conflicts. Would this be possible?
Sounds like a fun exercise. I do not think it breaks anything, and
because we have the list of objects to be placed in the resulting
pack fairly early in the process, this sequence would be possible:
(1) enumerate the objects;
(2) compute the resulting packname;
(3) notice it is the same as an existing one;
(4) add another dummy object and go back to (2);
(5) do the heavy-lifting of delitify;
(6) write out the resulting pack.
I do not know if the loop between (2) and (4) is the only necessary
thing to completely avoid the race you are worrying about, though.
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