On Mon, Oct 21, 2013 at 9:02 PM, Johannes Sixt <j...@kdbg.org> wrote:
> Am 21.10.2013 03:31, schrieb Duy Nguyen:
>> On Mon, Oct 21, 2013 at 12:57 AM, Antoine Pelisse <apeli...@gmail.com> wrote:
>>> My main motive was to not *stop* the process when a long path is met.
>>> Because somebody created a repository on Linux with a long file-name
>>> doesn't mean you should not be able to clone it *at all* on Windows.
>> That should be handled at the Windows compatibility layer if Windows
>> cannot handle long paths as Linux
> Naah... PATH_MAX is a silly, arbitrary limit. The Git data model does
> not forbid paths longer than PATH_MAX, be it 4096 or 260. A generic
> solution is needed.
>> (or maybe at higher level to skip
>> checking out those paths).
> More like this, yeah.

I would argue that this is probably even a bug on Linux, only harder
(if not impossible) to trigger by accident as there's probably no
git-client that will generate such trees. But a "malicious" client
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