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

From: Junio C Hamano <>
Date: 2006-09-15 19:05:43
Jakub Narebski <> writes:

> 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.

Yes, we are in agreement and are saying the same thing.

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