Josef Wolf <j...@raven.inka.de> writes:
> On Di, Sep 10, 2013 at 10:51:02 -0700, Junio C Hamano wrote:
>> Consider this simple history with only a handful of commits (as
>> usual, time flows from left to right):
>> where D is at the tip of the sending side, E is at the tip of the
>> receiving side. The exchange goes roughly like this:
>> (receiving side): what do you have?
>> (sending side): my tip is at D.
>> (receiving side): D? I've never heard of it --- please give it
>> to me. I have E.
> At this point, why would the receiving side not tell all the heads it knows
It did. The receiving end had only one branch whose tip is E. It
may have a tracking branch that knows where the tip of the sending
end used to be when it forked (which is C), so the above may say "I
have E and C". It actually would say "I have B and A and ..." for a
bounded number of commits, but that does not fundamentally change
the picture---the important point is it is bounded and there is a
>> There are some work being done to optimize this further using
>> various techniques, but they are not ready yet.
And this still stands.
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