Commit 125a05fd authored by Jeff King's avatar Jeff King Committed by Junio C Hamano

clone: drop connectivity check for local clones

Commit 0433ad12 (clone: run check_everything_connected,
2013-03-25) added the same connectivity check to clone that
we use for fetching. The intent was to provide enough safety
checks that "git clone git://..." could be counted on to
detect bit errors and other repo corruption, and not
silently propagate them to the clone.

For local clones, this turns out to be a bad idea, for two

  1. Local clones use hard linking (or even shared object
     stores), and so complete far more quickly. The time
     spent on the connectivity check is therefore
     proportionally much more painful.

  2. Local clones do not actually meet our safety guarantee
     anyway. The connectivity check makes sure we have all
     of the objects we claim to, but it does not check for
     bit errors. We will notice bit errors in commits and
     trees, but we do not load blob objects at all. Whereas
     over the pack transport, we actually recompute the sha1
     of each object in the incoming packfile; bit errors
     change the sha1 of the object, which is then caught by
     the connectivity check.

This patch drops the connectivity check in the local case.
Note that we have to revert the changes from 0433ad12 to
t5710, as we no longer notice the corruption during clone.

We could go a step further and provide a "verify even local
clones" option, but it is probably not worthwhile. You can
already spell that as "cd foo.git && git fsck && git clone ."
or as "git clone --no-local foo.git".
Signed-off-by: default avatarJeff King <>
Signed-off-by: default avatarJunio C Hamano <>
parent edca4152
......@@ -542,12 +542,15 @@ static void update_remote_refs(const struct ref *refs,
const struct ref *mapped_refs,
const struct ref *remote_head_points_at,
const char *branch_top,
const char *msg)
const char *msg,
int check_connectivity)
const struct ref *rm = mapped_refs;
if (check_everything_connected(iterate_ref_map, 0, &rm))
die(_("remote did not send all necessary objects"));
if (check_connectivity) {
if (check_everything_connected(iterate_ref_map, 0, &rm))
die(_("remote did not send all necessary objects"));
if (refs) {
......@@ -950,7 +953,7 @@ int cmd_clone(int argc, const char **argv, const char *prefix)
transport_fetch_refs(transport, mapped_refs);
update_remote_refs(refs, mapped_refs, remote_head_points_at,
branch_top.buf, reflog_msg.buf);
branch_top.buf, reflog_msg.buf, !is_local);
update_head(our_head_points_at, remote_head, reflog_msg.buf);
......@@ -58,7 +58,13 @@ test_expect_success 'creating too deep nesting' \
git clone -l -s D E &&
git clone -l -s E F &&
git clone -l -s F G &&
test_must_fail git clone --bare -l -s G H'
git clone --bare -l -s G H'
test_expect_success 'invalidity of deepest repository' \
'cd H && {
test $? -ne 0
cd "$base_dir"
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