Jeff King <> writes:

> From: Vicent Marti <>
> Since `pack-objects` will write a `.bitmap` file next to the `.pack` and
> `.idx` files, this commit teaches `git-repack` to consider the new
> bitmap indexes (if they exist) when performing repack operations.
> This implies moving old bitmap indexes out of the way if we are
> repacking a repository that already has them, and moving the newly
> generated bitmap indexes into the `objects/pack` directory, next to
> their corresponding packfiles.
> Since `git repack` is now capable of handling these `.bitmap` files,
> a normal `git gc` run on a repository that has `pack.writebitmaps` set
> to true in its config file will generate bitmap indexes as part of the
> garbage collection process.
> Alternatively, `git repack` can be called with the `-b` switch to
> explicitly generate bitmap indexes if you are experimenting
> and don't want them on all the time.
> Signed-off-by: Vicent Marti <>
> Signed-off-by: Jeff King <>

Reviewed-by: Thomas Rast <>

Thomas Rast
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