On Wed, Aug 14, 2013 at 05:19:36PM +0800, XinLingchao wrote:

> > There was a similar discussion going on in July this year,
> > maybe this is an interesting read with respect to this topic
> > http://www.spinics.net/lists/git/msg196138.html
> >
> Stefan, I do NOT think so, the key point is not about the depth limit,
> it is about whether remote clone depth equals local clone depth.

I do not think it is about local vs remote, but rather about which
version of git the remote side is running. Prior to 682c7d2
(upload-pack: fix off-by-one depth calculation in shallow clone,
2013-01-11), a shallow clone always returned one extra commit. That fix
went into v1.8.2.

So if you have a post-v1.8.2 git client, a local clone will use the same
git version as the "remote" side of the connection. But if you are
contacting a remote server, the results you get will depend on what
version of git is running on the remote server.

And as the example you showed uses github.com as the remote, and as I
happen to know that GitHub's servers do not currently have 682c7d2, you
would see the old behavior.

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