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On Wed, Jul 24, 2013 at 3:57 AM, Duy Nguyen <pclo...@gmail.com> wrote:
> On Wed, Jul 24, 2013 at 5:33 AM, Philip Oakley <philipoak...@iee.org> wrote:
>> There have been comments on the git-user list about the
>> problem of accidental adding of large files which then make the repo's foot
>> print pretty large as one use case [Git is consuming very much RAM]. The
>> bigFileThreshold being one way of spotting such files as separate objects,
>> and 'trimming' them.
> I think rewriting history to remove those accidents is better than
> working around it (the same for accidentally committing password). We
> might be able to spot problems early, maybe warn user at commit time
> that they have added an exceptionally large blob, maybe before push
> time..

I can imagine a situation where large files were part of the project
at some point in history (they were required to build/use it) and
later were removed because build/project has changed.

It would be useful to have the history for log/blame/etc even if you
could not build/use old versions. A warning when checking
out/branching such incomplete tree would be needed.

Piotr Krukowiecki
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