On Sun, Sep 8, 2013 at 5:01 AM, Jeff King <p...@peff.net> wrote:
> Whenn upload-pack has started pack-objects, there may be a


> quiet period while pack-objects prepares the pack (i.e.,
> counting objects and delta compression).  Normally we would
> see (and send to the client) progress information, but if
> "--quiet" is in effect, pack-objects will produce nothing at
> all until the pack data is ready. On a large repository,
> this can take tens of seconds (or even minutes if the system
> is loaded or the repository is badly packed). Clients or
> intermediate proxies can sometimes give up in this
> situation, assuming that the server or connection has hung.
> This patch introduces a "keepalive" option; if upload-pack
> sees no data from pack-objects for a certain number of
> seconds, it will send an empty sideband data packet to let
> the other side know that we are still working on it.
> Signed-off-by: Jeff King <p...@peff.net>
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