Since commit 6f084a56 the length of a newly tracked branch name was limited to 1019 = 1024 - 7 - 7 - 1 characters, a bound derived by having to store this name in a char called key with two strings of length at most 7 and a '\0' character.
This was no longer necessary as of commit a9f2c136, which uses a strbuf (documented in Documentation/technical/api-strbuf.txt) to store this value. This patch removes this unneeded check and thus allows for branch names longer than 1019 characters. Signed-off-by: Jacopo Notarstefano <jacopo.notarstef...@gmail.com> --- Submitted as GSoC microproject #3. branch.c | 4 ---- 1 file changed, 4 deletions(-) diff --git a/branch.c b/branch.c index 723a36b..05feaff 100644 --- a/branch.c +++ b/branch.c @@ -114,10 +114,6 @@ static int setup_tracking(const char *new_ref, const char *orig_ref, struct tracking tracking; int config_flags = quiet ? 0 : BRANCH_CONFIG_VERBOSE; - if (strlen(new_ref) > 1024 - 7 - 7 - 1) - return error(_("Tracking not set up: name too long: %s"), - new_ref); - memset(&tracking, 0, sizeof(tracking)); tracking.spec.dst = (char *)orig_ref; if (for_each_remote(find_tracked_branch, &tracking)) -- 188.8.131.52.g5abca64 -- To unsubscribe from this list: send the line "unsubscribe git" in the body of a message to majord...@vger.kernel.org More majordomo info at http://vger.kernel.org/majordomo-info.html