This method returns the wrong value for the flag when there is a repository-level reason not to publish the ref (most commonly, because the repository is currently importing).
Although it's correct that commits should not be published in an importing repository, that's already handled in the "PublishWorker" by testing "shouldPublishCommit()". The "IMPORTED_PERMANENT" flag should only reflect whether a commit is reachable from a permanent ref or not.
- Move the relevant logic to a new method in Publisher.
- Fill "IMPORTED_PERMANENT" narrowly from "isPermanentRef()", rather than broadly from "shouldPublishRef()".
- Deduplicate some logic in "PhabricatorRepositoryRefEngine" which has the same intent as the logic in the Publisher.