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From: Jeff King <peff@peff.net>
To: Taylor Blau <me@ttaylorr.com>
Cc: git@vger.kernel.org, Junio C Hamano <gitster@pobox.com>
Subject: Re: [PATCH v2 08/15] t5310: factor out bitmap traversal comparison
Date: Sat, 15 Feb 2020 02:00:54 -0500
Message-ID: <20200215070054.GD1633703@coredump.intra.peff.net> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20200215021446.GA16515@syl.local>

On Fri, Feb 14, 2020 at 06:14:46PM -0800, Taylor Blau wrote:

> > This is a bit fragile, as not all outputs will differ (e.g., looking at
> > only the commits from a fully-bitmapped pack will end up exactly the
> > same as the normal traversal order, since it also matches the pack
> > order). So we'll provide an escape hatch by which tests can disable this
> > check (which should only be used after manually confirming that bitmaps
> > kicked in).
> 
> Thanks for pointing out the rationale behind this.

I didn't write it this way at first, but the need became quite apparent
when I ran the test from the next patch. :)

I waffled on whether the extra option made the helper too convoluted to
be worthwhile.  Another way to do it would be two separate functions:

  test_for_bitmap_output expect actual &&
  test_bitmap_output_matches expect actual

but as you can see I couldn't come up with good names.

I doubt it matters all that much either way, as long as the docstring is
clear.

> > +test_bitmap_traversal () {
> > +	if test "$1" = "--no-confirm-bitmaps"
> > +	then
> > +		shift
> > +	elif cmp "$1" "$2"
> 
> Any reason to prefer 'cmp' here and then use 'test_cmp' below? I can't
> think of a good reason one way or another, especially in places where
> GIT_TEST_CMP is just 'cmp', but I think the two usages should be
> consistent with one another.

On most platforms GIT_TEST_CMP is "diff -u" (it's only on platforms with
a crappy system diff tool that we replace it with "cmp"). So I thought
it would be confusing for it to dump a diff in the expected case (since
unlike a normal test_cmp, we want the outputs to differ).  "cmp" does
still write a short message to stderr; I thought about redirecting it to
/dev/null, but worried that would make debugging verbose output harder).

> If there *is* a favorable argument for 'test_cmp' (instead of a bare
> 'cmp'), I think that it'd be that the original code a couple of hunks up
> uses it.

Right, but it uses to check that two things are equal (which we also use
it for here).

-Peff

  reply index

Thread overview: 73+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2020-02-13  2:15 [PATCH 0/13] combining object filters and bitmaps Jeff King
2020-02-13  2:16 ` [PATCH 01/13] pack-bitmap: factor out type iterator initialization Jeff King
2020-02-13 17:45   ` Junio C Hamano
2020-02-13  2:16 ` [PATCH 02/13] pack-bitmap: fix leak of haves/wants object lists Jeff King
2020-02-13 18:12   ` Junio C Hamano
2020-02-13  2:17 ` [PATCH 03/13] rev-list: fallback to non-bitmap traversal when filtering Jeff King
2020-02-13 18:19   ` Junio C Hamano
2020-02-13 18:40     ` Jeff King
2020-02-13  2:17 ` [PATCH 04/13] rev-list: consolidate bitmap-disabling options Jeff King
2020-02-13  2:18 ` [PATCH 05/13] rev-list: factor out bitmap-optimized routines Jeff King
2020-02-13 18:34   ` Junio C Hamano
2020-02-13  2:19 ` [PATCH 06/13] rev-list: make --count work with --objects Jeff King
2020-02-13 19:14   ` Junio C Hamano
2020-02-13 20:27     ` Jeff King
2020-02-13  2:20 ` [PATCH 07/13] rev-list: allow bitmaps when counting objects Jeff King
2020-02-13 21:47   ` Junio C Hamano
2020-02-13 22:27     ` Jeff King
2020-02-13  2:20 ` [PATCH 08/13] pack-bitmap: basic noop bitmap filter infrastructure Jeff King
2020-02-13  2:21 ` [PATCH 09/13] rev-list: use bitmap filters for traversal Jeff King
2020-02-13 22:22   ` Junio C Hamano
2020-02-13 22:34     ` Jeff King
2020-02-13  2:21 ` [PATCH 10/13] bitmap: add bitmap_unset() function Jeff King
2020-02-13  2:23 ` [PATCH 11/13] pack-bitmap: implement BLOB_NONE filtering Jeff King
2020-02-13  2:25 ` [PATCH 12/13] pack-bitmap: implement BLOB_LIMIT filtering Jeff King
2020-02-13 23:17   ` Junio C Hamano
2020-02-13  2:25 ` [PATCH 13/13] pack-objects: support filters with bitmaps Jeff King
2020-02-14 18:21 ` [PATCH v2 0/15] combining object filters and bitmaps Jeff King
2020-02-14 18:22   ` [PATCH v2 01/15] pack-bitmap: factor out type iterator initialization Jeff King
2020-02-15  0:10     ` Taylor Blau
2020-02-14 18:22   ` [PATCH v2 02/15] pack-bitmap: fix leak of haves/wants object lists Jeff King
2020-02-15  0:15     ` Taylor Blau
2020-02-15  6:46       ` Jeff King
2020-02-18 17:58     ` Derrick Stolee
2020-02-18 20:02       ` Jeff King
2020-02-14 18:22   ` [PATCH v2 03/15] rev-list: fallback to non-bitmap traversal when filtering Jeff King
2020-02-15  0:22     ` Taylor Blau
2020-02-14 18:22   ` [PATCH v2 04/15] pack-bitmap: refuse to do a bitmap traversal with pathspecs Jeff King
2020-02-14 19:03     ` Junio C Hamano
2020-02-14 20:51       ` Jeff King
2020-02-14 18:22   ` [PATCH v2 05/15] rev-list: factor out bitmap-optimized routines Jeff King
2020-02-15  0:35     ` Taylor Blau
2020-02-14 18:22   ` [PATCH v2 06/15] rev-list: make --count work with --objects Jeff King
2020-02-15  0:42     ` Taylor Blau
2020-02-15  6:48       ` Jeff King
2020-02-16 23:34         ` Junio C Hamano
2020-02-18  5:24           ` Jeff King
2020-02-18 17:28             ` Junio C Hamano
2020-02-18 19:55               ` Jeff King
2020-02-18 21:19                 ` Junio C Hamano
2020-02-18 21:23                   ` Jeff King
2020-02-18 18:05     ` Derrick Stolee
2020-02-18 19:59       ` Jeff King
2020-02-14 18:22   ` [PATCH v2 07/15] rev-list: allow bitmaps when counting objects Jeff King
2020-02-15  0:45     ` Taylor Blau
2020-02-15  6:55       ` Jeff King
2020-02-16 23:36         ` Junio C Hamano
2020-02-14 18:22   ` [PATCH v2 08/15] t5310: factor out bitmap traversal comparison Jeff King
2020-02-15  2:14     ` Taylor Blau
2020-02-15  7:00       ` Jeff King [this message]
2020-02-14 18:22   ` [PATCH v2 09/15] rev-list: allow commit-only bitmap traversals Jeff King
2020-02-18 18:18     ` Derrick Stolee
2020-02-18 20:05       ` Jeff King
2020-02-18 20:11         ` Derrick Stolee
2020-02-14 18:22   ` [PATCH v2 10/15] pack-bitmap: basic noop bitmap filter infrastructure Jeff King
2020-02-14 18:22   ` [PATCH v2 11/15] rev-list: use bitmap filters for traversal Jeff King
2020-02-14 18:22   ` [PATCH v2 12/15] bitmap: add bitmap_unset() function Jeff King
2020-02-14 18:22   ` [PATCH v2 13/15] pack-bitmap: implement BLOB_NONE filtering Jeff King
2020-02-18 19:26     ` Derrick Stolee
2020-02-18 19:36       ` Derrick Stolee
2020-02-18 20:30         ` Jeff King
2020-02-18 20:24       ` Jeff King
2020-02-14 18:22   ` [PATCH v2 14/15] pack-bitmap: implement BLOB_LIMIT filtering Jeff King
2020-02-14 18:22   ` [PATCH v2 15/15] pack-objects: support filters with bitmaps Jeff King

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