Keeping unreachable objects in a separate pack instead of loose?

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I recently noticed that after a git gc, I had a huge number of loose
objects that were unreachable.  In fact, about 4.5 megabytes worth of

When I packed them, via:

   cd .git/objects ; find [0-9a-f][0-9a-f] -type f | git pack-objects pack

the resulting pack file was 244k.

Which got me thinking.... the whole point of leaving the objects loose
is to make it easier to expire them, right?   But given how expensive it
is to have loose objects lying around, why not:

a)  Have git-pack-objects have an option which writes the unreachable
    objects into a separate pack file, instead of kicking them loose?

b)  Have git-prune delete a pack only if *all* of the objects in the
    pack meet the expiry deadline?

What would be the downsides of pursueing such a strategy?  Is it worth
trying to implement as proof-of-concept?

						- Ted
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