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From: Jonathan Tan <>
To: Taylor Blau <>
Cc: Jonathan Tan <>,,,
Subject: Re: [RFC PATCH 0/4] move pruned objects to a separate repository
Date: Wed, 29 Jun 2022 15:54:04 -0700	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <>

Taylor Blau <> writes:
> This series is an RFC for now since I'm interested in discussing whether
> or not this is a feature that people would actually want to use or not.
> But if it is, I'm happy to polish this up and turn it into a
> non-RFC-quality series ;-).
> In the meantime, thanks for your review!

Thanks for this patch set. I can see this being used by, say, someone
who wants to preserve a repo that rewinds branches all the time (the
refs would need to be backed-up separately, but at least this provides a
way for objects to be stored efficiently, in that reachable objects are
still stored in the main repo and unreachable objects are stored in the
backup with no overlap between them).

I think there is at least one more alternative that should be
considered, though: since the cruft pack is unlikely to have its objects
"resurrected" (since the reason why they're there is because they are
unreachable), it is likely that the objects that are pruned are exactly
the same as those in the craft pack. So it would be more efficient to
just unconditionally rename the cruft pack to the backup destination.

Having said that, if there is a compelling use case for repacking even
when we're moving from cruft pack to backup, the design of this patch
set looks good overall. There are some minor points (e.g. the naming of
the parameter "out" in patch 1), but I understand that this is an RFC
and I'll wait for a non-RFC patch set before looking more closely at
these things.

  parent reply	other threads:[~2022-06-29 22:55 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 9+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2022-06-29 18:45 [RFC PATCH 0/4] move pruned objects to a separate repository Taylor Blau
2022-06-29 18:45 ` [RFC PATCH 1/4] builtin/repack.c: pass "out" to `prepare_pack_objects` Taylor Blau
2022-06-29 18:47 ` [RFC PATCH 2/4] builtin/repack.c: pass "cruft_expiration" to `write_cruft_pack` Taylor Blau
2022-06-29 18:47 ` [RFC PATCH 3/4] builtin/repack.c: write cruft packs to arbitrary locations Taylor Blau
2022-06-29 18:47 ` [RFC PATCH 4/4] builtin/repack.c: implement `--expire-to` for storing pruned objects Taylor Blau
2022-06-29 22:54 ` Jonathan Tan [this message]
2022-06-30  2:47   ` [RFC PATCH 0/4] move pruned objects to a separate repository Taylor Blau
2022-06-30 21:15     ` Jonathan Tan
2022-06-30  8:00 ` Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason

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