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pulling garbage revisions from github (Bug #527)

Added by Toshi MARUYAMA at 2011-07-15 10:47 pm. Updated at 2011-12-18 06:19 pm.

Status:Closed Start date:2011-07-15
Priority:Normal Due date:
Assignee:- % Done:

0% Website
Target version:-
Remote issue URL: Affected version:


For example.
GitHub Merge Button commit:d64b022f

$ git remote -v
chili git:// (fetch)
chili git:// (push)

$ git ls-remote chili
dd6d9d1c680f1bd0026372c39a685b6c6070fa0b    HEAD
dd6d9d1c680f1bd0026372c39a685b6c6070fa0b    refs/heads/master
effcd726a39b28f3dea5fca63aa6c5f7d4635c5f    refs/heads/stable
ddeb1a2a0f10db7e37f7bbdadbd22a194a589320    refs/heads/unstable
b576ace2cad8510ad20b89103bb999b6b34e9f68    refs/pull/1/head
271aafc001e106845a5a2fcb45c5461fdaae6136    refs/pull/10/head
f502ea16887296cf1735d498872ed08488122260    refs/pull/11/head
4dffc45ee96d0fe893264db56aa1a3ba14b0cfb8    refs/pull/12/head
d0591d46e8773e1a5ce88bf45cdf42a054976582    refs/pull/13/head
da45dfcc72b5a4235e9c1edb8f62364f026dd068    refs/pull/14/head
530951dd43adf2475767e0135f0e8cce914692d8    refs/pull/15/head

Related issues

related to Bug #675: - set up local clone to not be a --mirror Open 2011-10-28

Associated revisions

Revision 1c8cf4ef
Added by Jean-Philippe Lang at 2008-02-16 02:19 pm

Added the following permissions (#527, #585, #627):
  • edit_issue_notes: let user edit any notes
  • edit_own_issue_notes: let user edit his own notes only

git-svn-id: e93f8b46-1217-0410-a6f0-8f06a7374b81


Updated by Felix Schäfer at 2011-07-16 08:13 am

We've already contacted github about the same problem, for example commit:5b7508baadfac2abc0148ac5cd3f1dd8309b1e71 shows up here, it shows up on github in chiliproject/chiliproject if you know the hash, it's part of pull request 82, but it doesn't show on any branch in our repo on github or here for that matter.

Github's answer was: "This is a side effect of how we store pull requests for public repo networks. Private repos handle them differently to avoid that exact problem. If you're using --mirror you'll want to prune out the pull request branches afterwards."

In other words, we can't use git --mirror or anything related on github public repos without it being polluted by pull request branches, which sucks. Holger proposed a fix to that (use git fetch --all --tags --prune instead), but I'm not sure if anyone's changed the cronjob already.

Updated by Holger Just at 2011-07-16 08:24 am

Felix Schäfer wrote:

I'm not sure if anyone's changed the cronjob already.

Nope. The repo would have to be re-created to purge the existing commits and to remove them from cp.o's database. Also note that git fetch ... just pulls new changesets but doesn't touch existing commits in the repo.

I think, the more correct solution in the long run would be to only handle commits inside refs/heads and refs/tags and ignore all the others. However from the top of my head I don't know how to do it. Would need to investigate...

Updated by Holger Just at 2011-12-18 06:19 pm

The issue should get fixed by not using --mirror. Thus closing in favor of #675.

  • Status changed from Open to Closed

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