On Fri, Feb 28, 2014 at 6:09 PM, Jacopo Notarstefano
> 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.
Nice. new_ref is passed in install_branch_config() in latest code. I
guess you already made sure this function did not make any assumption
about new_ref's length?
> 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))
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