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pack-refs: add fully-peeled trait
Older versions of pack-refs did not write peel lines for refs outside of refs/tags. This meant that on reading the pack-refs file, we might set the REF_KNOWS_PEELED flag for such a ref, even though we do not know anything about its peeled value. The previous commit updated the writer to always peel, no matter what the ref is. That means that packed-refs files written by newer versions of git are fine to be read by both old and new versions of git. However, we still have the problem of reading packed-refs files written by older versions of git, or by other implementations which have not yet learned the same trick. The simplest fix would be to always unset the REF_KNOWS_PEELED flag for refs outside of refs/tags that do not have a peel line (if it has a peel line, we know it is valid, but we cannot assume a missing peel line means anything). But that loses an important optimization, as upload-pack should not need to load the object pointed to by refs/heads/foo to determine that it is not a tag. Instead, we add a "fully-peeled" trait to the packed-refs file. If it is set, we know that we can trust a missing peel line to mean that a ref cannot be peeled. Otherwise, we fall back to assuming nothing. [commit message and tests by Jeff King <email@example.com>] Signed-off-by: Michael Haggerty <firstname.lastname@example.org> Signed-off-by: Jeff King <email@example.com> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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