On Thu, 5 Sep 2013, Jeff King wrote:
> There are basically two solutions:
> 1. Add a single-bit flag for "I am 0-padded in the real data". We
> could probably even squeeze it into the same integer.
> 2. Have a "classic" section of the pack that stores the raw object
> bytes. For objects which do not match our expectations, store them
> raw instead of in v4 format. They will not get the benefit of v4
> optimizations, but if they are the minority of objects, that will
> only end up with a slight slow-down.
That is basically what I just suggested. But instead of a special
section, simply using a special object type number would do it.
I'm even wondering if that couldn't be used for fixing a thin pack
instead of the special provision I just added last night.
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