I have garbage collection disabled globally with gc.auto = 0.  Today while
pushing a branch remotely, I saw a message "Auto packing the repository for
optimum performance." which I've never noticed before.  Searching for that
phrase shows me that common knowledge is that 'gc.auto = 0' should disable
such from occurring.  Looking at .git/objects/pack/ in the repository show a
new pack file created at the time.  However, all loose objects still exist
in the repository, which is what I want, so it is good that no apparent data
loss occurred.

Here is the relevant command and its output:

$ git push origin next 
Counting objects: 56, done.
Delta compression using up to 4 threads.
Compressing objects: 100% (9/9), done.
Writing objects: 100% (9/9), 895 bytes | 0 bytes/s, done.
Total 9 (delta 8), reused 0 (delta 0)
Auto packing the repository for optimum performance.
To ssh://g...@my.server.com/my_project
   3560275..f508080  next -> next
$ git config gc.auto
$ git config gc.autopacklimit
$ git --version
git version

So my question is, should gc.auto = 0 disable auto-packing from occurring on
git push and other non-gc commands?



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