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From: Derrick Stolee <stolee@gmail.com>
To: Elijah Newren via GitGitGadget <gitgitgadget@gmail.com>,
	git@vger.kernel.org
Cc: "Derrick Stolee" <dstolee@microsoft.com>,
	"Jonathan Tan" <jonathantanmy@google.com>,
	"Taylor Blau" <me@ttaylorr.com>, "René Scharfe" <l.s.r@web.de>,
	"Elijah Newren" <newren@gmail.com>
Subject: Re: [PATCH v2 3/5] diffcore-rename: enable limiting rename detection to relevant destinations
Date: Thu, 3 Jun 2021 08:54:08 -0400	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <1016e500-8169-7bb3-8428-b5ea35d19630@gmail.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <45e1de5fe7808f5297d5e33d14c239d74de33bdc.1622559516.git.gitgitgadget@gmail.com>

On 6/1/2021 10:58 AM, Elijah Newren via GitGitGadget wrote:
> From: Elijah Newren <newren@gmail.com>
> 
> Our former optimizations focused on limiting rename detection to a
> pre-specified set of relevant sources.  This was because the merge logic
> only had a way of knowing which sources were relevant.  However, other
> callers of rename detection might benefit from being able to limit
> rename detection to a known set of relevant destinations.  In
> particular, a properly implemented `git log --follow` might benefit from
> such an ability.

I would be interested in seeing such an improvement. It could also
help the batch-download of missing blobs in a partial clone situation
because it would only need the "deletes" portion of the diff, since we
only care about one "add" (we'd need that blob, too, of course).
 
> Since the code to implement such limiting is very similar to what we've
> already done, just implement it now even though we do not yet have any
> callers making use of this ability.

However, I'm not sure that this change is warranted without such an
integration. Perhaps keep this patch here on the list as a reference
for anyone who wants to do the `git log --follow` speedup? This person
can include "you in the future".

I'm just worried that without a consumer, this code has no automated
validation and can either be buggy now or become buggy in the future
before someone starts trying to use the logic.

Thanks,
-Stolee


  reply	other threads:[~2021-06-03 12:54 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 39+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2021-05-27  8:37 [PATCH 0/5] Optimization batch 12: miscellaneous unthemed stuff Elijah Newren via GitGitGadget
2021-05-27  8:37 ` [PATCH 1/5] merge-ort: replace string_list_df_name_compare with faster alternative Elijah Newren via GitGitGadget
2021-05-27 21:00   ` René Scharfe
2021-05-27 22:47     ` Elijah Newren
2021-05-28 16:12       ` René Scharfe
2021-05-28 18:09         ` Elijah Newren
2021-05-28  1:32   ` Taylor Blau
2021-05-28  4:10     ` Elijah Newren
2021-05-27  8:37 ` [PATCH 2/5] diffcore-rename: avoid unnecessary strdup'ing in break_idx Elijah Newren via GitGitGadget
2021-05-27  8:37 ` [PATCH 3/5] diffcore-rename: enable limiting rename detection to relevant destinations Elijah Newren via GitGitGadget
2021-05-27  8:37 ` [PATCH 4/5] Fix various issues found in comments Elijah Newren via GitGitGadget
2021-05-27  8:37 ` [PATCH 5/5] merge-ort: miscellaneous touch-ups Elijah Newren via GitGitGadget
2021-06-01 14:58 ` [PATCH v2 0/5] Optimization batch 12: miscellaneous unthemed stuff Elijah Newren via GitGitGadget
2021-06-01 14:58   ` [PATCH v2 1/5] merge-ort: replace string_list_df_name_compare with faster alternative Elijah Newren via GitGitGadget
2021-06-02 11:29     ` Derrick Stolee
2021-06-01 14:58   ` [PATCH v2 2/5] diffcore-rename: avoid unnecessary strdup'ing in break_idx Elijah Newren via GitGitGadget
2021-06-01 14:58   ` [PATCH v2 3/5] diffcore-rename: enable limiting rename detection to relevant destinations Elijah Newren via GitGitGadget
2021-06-03 12:54     ` Derrick Stolee [this message]
2021-06-03 14:13       ` Elijah Newren
2021-06-01 14:58   ` [PATCH v2 4/5] Fix various issues found in comments Elijah Newren via GitGitGadget
2021-06-01 14:58   ` [PATCH v2 5/5] merge-ort: miscellaneous touch-ups Elijah Newren via GitGitGadget
2021-06-03 12:55   ` [PATCH v2 0/5] Optimization batch 12: miscellaneous unthemed stuff Derrick Stolee
2021-06-04  4:39   ` [PATCH v3 0/4] " Elijah Newren via GitGitGadget
2021-06-04  4:39     ` [PATCH v3 1/4] merge-ort: replace string_list_df_name_compare with faster alternative Elijah Newren via GitGitGadget
2021-06-04  4:39     ` [PATCH v3 2/4] diffcore-rename: avoid unnecessary strdup'ing in break_idx Elijah Newren via GitGitGadget
2021-06-04  4:39     ` [PATCH v3 3/4] Fix various issues found in comments Elijah Newren via GitGitGadget
2021-06-04  4:39     ` [PATCH v3 4/4] merge-ort: miscellaneous touch-ups Elijah Newren via GitGitGadget
2021-06-04 13:11     ` [PATCH v3 0/4] Optimization batch 12: miscellaneous unthemed stuff Derrick Stolee
2021-06-04 15:48       ` Elijah Newren
2021-06-04 16:30         ` Elijah Newren
2021-06-04 16:35         ` Jeff King
2021-06-04 18:42           ` Derrick Stolee
2021-06-04 19:43             ` Elijah Newren
2021-06-04 19:53             ` Jeff King
2021-06-08 16:11     ` [PATCH v4 " Elijah Newren via GitGitGadget
2021-06-08 16:11       ` [PATCH v4 1/4] merge-ort: replace string_list_df_name_compare with faster alternative Elijah Newren via GitGitGadget
2021-06-08 16:11       ` [PATCH v4 2/4] diffcore-rename: avoid unnecessary strdup'ing in break_idx Elijah Newren via GitGitGadget
2021-06-08 16:11       ` [PATCH v4 3/4] Fix various issues found in comments Elijah Newren via GitGitGadget
2021-06-08 16:11       ` [PATCH v4 4/4] merge-ort: miscellaneous touch-ups Elijah Newren via GitGitGadget

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