Re: [PATCH (take 2)] gitweb: Do not parse refs by hand, use git-peek-remote instead

From: Jakub Narebski <>
Date: 2006-09-15 18:43:20
Junio C Hamano wrote:
> Jakub Narebski <> writes:
> > But, if we change git_get_refs_list to do also work of git_get_references,
> > we should also change git_get_references to not use info/refs file at all
> > (it can, and usually for unknown reasons is stale) but always use
> > git-peek-remote, for consistency.
> Yes that would make sense.  A repository served by gitweb does
> not necessarily has to serve objects over http transport, so it
> is nicer not to require info/refs to even exist or up to date.

We do not require info/refs, as currently git_get_references falls
back to git-ls-remotes (should be git-peek-remote as it is faster)
if info/refs does not exist. But info/refs is usually stale; I guess
it is updated on pull/fetch/push, but not on commit.

Jakub Narebski
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