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* [PATCH 0/6] [GSoC] Implement Corrected Commit Date
@ 2020-07-28  9:13 Abhishek Kumar via GitGitGadget
  2020-07-28  9:13 ` [PATCH 1/6] commit-graph: fix regression when computing bloom filter Abhishek Kumar via GitGitGadget
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From: Abhishek Kumar via GitGitGadget @ 2020-07-28  9:13 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: git; +Cc: Derrick Stolee, Jakub Narębski, Abhishek Kumar

This patch series implements the corrected commit date offsets as generation
number v2, along with other pre-requisites.

Git uses topological levels in the commit-graph file for commit-graph
traversal operations like git log --graph. Unfortunately, using topological
levels can result in a worse performance than without them when compared
with committer date as a heuristics. For example, git merge-base v4.8 v4.9 
on the Linux repository walks 635,579 commits using topological levels and
walks 167,468 using committer date.

Thus, the need for generation number v2 was born. New generation number
needed to provide good performance, increment updates, and backward
compatibility. Due to an unfortunate problem, we also needed a way to
distinguish between the old and new generation number without incrementing
graph version.

Various candidates were examined (, The proposed generation
number v2, Corrected Commit Date with Mononotically Increasing Offsets 
performed much worse than committer date (506,577 vs. 167,468 commits walked
for git merge-base v4.8 v4.9) and was dropped.

Using Generation Data chunk (GDAT) relieves the requirement of backward
compatibility as we would continue to store topological levels in Commit
Data (CDAT) chunk. Thus, Corrected Commit Date was chosen as generation
number v2. The Corrected Commit Date is defined as:

For a commit C, let its corrected commit date be the maximum of the commit
date of C and the corrected commit dates of its parents. Then corrected
commit date offset is the difference between corrected commit date of C and
commit date of C.

We will introduce an additional commit-graph chunk, Generation Data chunk,
and store corrected commit date offsets in GDAT chunk while storing
topological levels in CDAT chunk. The old versions of Git would ignore GDAT
chunk, using topological levels from CDAT chunk. In contrast, new versions
of Git would use corrected commit dates, falling back to topological level
if the generation data chunk is absent in the commit-graph file.

Here's what left for the PR (which I intend to take on with the second
version of pull request):

 1. Add an option to skip writing generation data chunk (to test whether new
    Git works without GDAT as intended).
 2. Handle writing to commit-graph for mismatched version (that is, merging
    all graphs into a new graph with a GDAT chunk).
 3. Update technical documentation.

I look forward to everyone's reviews!


 * Abhishek


The build fails for on osx-clang, which I feel is
unrelated to my code changes. Still need to investigate further.

Abhishek Kumar (6):
  commit-graph: fix regression when computing bloom filter
  revision: parse parent in indegree_walk_step()
  commit-graph: consolidate fill_commit_graph_info
  commit-graph: consolidate compare_commits_by_gen
  commit-graph: implement generation data chunk
  commit-graph: implement corrected commit date offset

 blame.c                       |   2 +-
 commit-graph.c                | 181 +++++++++++++++++++++-------------
 commit-graph.h                |   7 +-
 commit-reach.c                |  47 +++------
 commit-reach.h                |   2 +-
 commit.c                      |   9 +-
 commit.h                      |   3 +
 revision.c                    |  17 ++--
 t/helper/test-read-graph.c    |   2 +
 t/          |   4 +-
 t/           |   4 +-
 t/       |  21 ++--
 t/ |  12 +--
 upload-pack.c                 |   2 +-
 14 files changed, 178 insertions(+), 135 deletions(-)

base-commit: 47ae905ffb98cc4d4fd90083da6bc8dab55d9ecc
Fetch-It-Via: git fetch pr-676/abhishekkumar2718/corrected_commit_date-v1

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