Add WEBDAV timeout to http-fetch.
Sean <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> On Sat, 07 Oct 2006 21:52:02 -0700
> Junio C Hamano <email@example.com> wrote:
>> Using DAV, if it works with the server, has the advantage of not
>> having to keep objects/info/packs up-to-date from repository
>> owner's point of view. But the repository owner ends up keeping
>> up-to-date as a side effect of keeping info/refs up-to-date
>> anyway (as I do not see a code to read that information over
>> DAV), so there is no point doing this over DAV in practice.
>> Perhaps we should remove call to remote_ls() from
>> fetch_indices() unconditionally, not just protected with
>> NO_EXPAT and be done with it?
> That makes a lot of sense. A server really has to always provide
> a objects/info/packs anyway, just to be fetchable today by clients
> that are compiled with NO_EXPAT.
And even for an isolated group where everybody knows that
everybody else runs DAV-enabled clients, they need info/refs
prepared for ls-remote and git-fetch script, which means you
will run update-server-info to keep objects/info/packs up to
Nick, do you see holes in my logic?
-- >8 --
http-fetch.c: drop remote_ls()
While doing remote_ls() over DAV potentially allows the server
side not to keep objects/info/pack up-to-date, misconfigured or
buggy servers can silently ignore or not to respond to DAV
requests and makes the client hang.
The server side (unfortunately) needs to run git-update-server-info
even if remote_ls() removes the need to keep objects/info/pack file
up-to-date, because the caller of git-http-fetch (git-fetch) and other
clients that interact with the repository (e.g. git-ls-remote) need to
read from info/refs file (there is no code to make that unnecessary by
using DAV yet).
Perhaps the right solution in the longer-term is to make info/refs
also unnecessary by using DAV, and we would want to resurrect the
code this patch removes when we do so, but let's drop remote_ls()
implementation for now. It is causing problems without really
helping anything yet.
git will keep it for us until we need it next time.
Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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