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Re: [PATCH 0/2] allow git-svn fetching to work using serf

From: Jonathan Nieder <jrnieder_at_gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 7 Jul 2013 10:53:16 -0700

(cc-ing users@ as requested by danielsh)
David Rothenberger wrote:
> On 7/6/2013 5:28 PM, Jonathan Nieder wrote:

>> Is there a simple explanation of why violating the depth-first
>> constraint would lead to multiple blob (i.e., file, not directory)
>> deltas being opened in a row without an intervening close?
>
> I believe serf is doing the following for a number of files in parallel:
> 1. open_file
> 2. apply_textdelta
> 3. change_file_prop, change_file_prop, ...
> 4. close_file

Ah, that makes more sense. It is not about traversal order but about
processing multiple non-directory files in parallel, and step (3)
potentially involving a large number of property changes means that it
can make sense not to take a lock.

Perhaps the reference documentation could warn about this?

On the git-svn side, it looks like we have enough information to make
a more complete commit message or in-code comment so the reason for
multiple git_blob tempfiles is not forgotten. Thanks for your patient
explanations.

Jonathan
Received on 2013-07-07 19:53:52 CEST

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