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From: Stefan Beller <sbeller@google.com>
To: git@vger.kernel.org
Cc: gitster@pobox.com, peff@peff.net, torvalds@linux-foundation.org,
	Stefan Beller <sbeller@google.com>
Subject: [PATCH] Enable core.fsyncObjectFiles by default
Date: Tue, 23 Jun 2015 14:57:23 -0700
Message-ID: <1435096643-18159-1-git-send-email-sbeller@google.com> (raw)

Linus Torvalds started a discussion[1] if we want to play rather safe
than use defaults which make sense only for the most power users of Git:

> So git is "safe" in the sense that you won't really lose any data,
> but you may well be inconvenienced.  The "fsync each object" config
> option is there in case you don't want that inconvenience, but it
> should be noted that it can make for a hell of a performance impact.

> Of course, it might well be the case that the actual default
> might be worth turning around. Most git users probably don't
> care about that kind of "apply two hundred patches from Andrew
> Morton" kind of workload, although "rebase a big patch-series"
> does end up doing basically the same thing, and might be more
> common.

This patch enables fsync_object_files by default.

[1] https://plus.google.com/u/1/+JonathanCorbet/posts/JBxiKPe3VXa

Signed-off-by: Stefan Beller <sbeller@google.com>
---
 Documentation/config.txt | 8 ++++----
 environment.c            | 2 +-
 2 files changed, 5 insertions(+), 5 deletions(-)

diff --git a/Documentation/config.txt b/Documentation/config.txt
index 43bb53c..dce2640 100644
--- a/Documentation/config.txt
+++ b/Documentation/config.txt
@@ -693,10 +693,10 @@ core.whitespace::
 core.fsyncObjectFiles::
 	This boolean will enable 'fsync()' when writing object files.
 +
-This is a total waste of time and effort on a filesystem that orders
-data writes properly, but can be useful for filesystems that do not use
-journalling (traditional UNIX filesystems) or that only journal metadata
-and not file contents (OS X's HFS+, or Linux ext3 with "data=writeback").
+This ensures objects are written to disk instead of relying on the
+operating systems cache and eventual write. Disabling this option will
+yield performance with a trade off in safety for repository corruption
+during power loss.
 
 core.preloadIndex::
 	Enable parallel index preload for operations like 'git diff'
diff --git a/environment.c b/environment.c
index 61c685b..b406f5e 100644
--- a/environment.c
+++ b/environment.c
@@ -35,7 +35,7 @@ const char *git_attributes_file;
 int zlib_compression_level = Z_BEST_SPEED;
 int core_compression_level;
 int core_compression_seen;
-int fsync_object_files;
+int fsync_object_files = 1;
 size_t packed_git_window_size = DEFAULT_PACKED_GIT_WINDOW_SIZE;
 size_t packed_git_limit = DEFAULT_PACKED_GIT_LIMIT;
 size_t delta_base_cache_limit = 96 * 1024 * 1024;
-- 
2.4.1.345.gab207b6.dirty

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Thread overview: 37+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2015-06-23 21:57 Stefan Beller [this message]
2015-06-23 22:21 ` Junio C Hamano
2015-06-23 23:29   ` Theodore Ts'o
2015-06-24  5:32     ` Junio C Hamano
2015-06-24 14:30       ` Theodore Ts'o
2015-06-24  1:07 ` Duy Nguyen
2015-06-24  3:37 ` Jeff King
2015-06-24  5:20   ` Junio C Hamano
2018-01-17 18:48 [PATCH] enable " Christoph Hellwig
2018-01-17 19:04 ` Junio C Hamano
2018-01-17 19:35   ` Christoph Hellwig
2018-01-17 20:05     ` Andreas Schwab
2018-01-17 19:37   ` Matthew Wilcox
2018-01-17 19:42     ` Christoph Hellwig
2018-01-17 21:44   ` Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason
2018-01-17 22:07     ` Linus Torvalds
2018-01-17 22:25       ` Linus Torvalds
2018-01-17 23:16       ` Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason
2018-01-17 23:42         ` Linus Torvalds
2018-01-17 23:52       ` Theodore Ts'o
2018-01-17 23:57         ` Linus Torvalds
2018-01-18 16:27           ` Christoph Hellwig
2018-01-19 19:08             ` Junio C Hamano
2018-01-20 22:14               ` Theodore Ts'o
2018-01-20 22:27                 ` Junio C Hamano
2018-01-22 15:09                   ` Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason
2018-01-22 18:09                     ` Theodore Ts'o
2018-01-23  0:47                       ` Jeff King
2018-01-23  5:45                         ` Theodore Ts'o
2018-01-23 16:17                           ` Jeff King
2018-01-23  0:25                     ` Jeff King
2018-01-21 21:32             ` Chris Mason
2020-09-17 11:06         ` Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason
2020-09-17 14:14           ` Christoph Hellwig
2020-09-17 15:30           ` Junio C Hamano
2018-01-17 20:55 ` Jeff King
2018-01-17 21:10   ` Christoph Hellwig

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