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From: Elijah Newren <newren@gmail.com>
To: Jeff King <peff@peff.net>
Cc: Elijah Newren via GitGitGadget <gitgitgadget@gmail.com>,
	Git Mailing List <git@vger.kernel.org>
Subject: Re: [PATCH 0/5] Add struct strmap and associated utility functions
Date: Fri, 21 Aug 2020 14:33:54 -0700
Message-ID: <CABPp-BGYiphp-93Bf=2z-ZLd-Y=buTA0BCp6zuTJF39n1x3Rfw@mail.gmail.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20200821201648.GH1165@coredump.intra.peff.net>

On Fri, Aug 21, 2020 at 1:16 PM Jeff King <peff@peff.net> wrote:
>
> On Fri, Aug 21, 2020 at 06:52:24PM +0000, Elijah Newren via GitGitGadget wrote:
>
> > Here I introduce a new strmap type, which my new merge backed, merge-ort,
> > uses heavily. (I also made significant use of it in my changes to
> > diffcore-rename). This strmap type was based on Peff's proposal from a
> > couple years ago[1], but has additions that I made as I used it. I also
> > start the series off with a quick documentation improvement to hashmap.c to
> > differentiate between hashmap_free() and hashmap_free_entries(), since I
> > personally had difficulty understanding them and it affects how
> > strmap_clear()/strmap_free() are written.
>
> I like the direction overall (unsurprisingly), but left a bunch of
> comments. I do think if we're going to do this that it may be worth
> cleaning up hashmap a bit first, especially around its clear/free
> semantics, and its ability to lazy-allocate the table.
>
> I'm happy to work on that, but don't want to step on your toes.

I have patches which introduce hashmap_clear() and
hashmap_clear_entries() to hashmap.[ch], which allowed me to simplify
strmap_clear(); instead of needing to call both
hashmap_free[_entries]() && strmap_init(), I could just call
hashmap_clear[_entries]().  Doing that surprised me with a significant
performance impact (in a good direction), at which point I started
adding mem-pool integration into hashmap for storing the entries that
hashmap.c allocates and got further good speedups.

I thought those were better explained when I got to the performance
stuff, so I had held off on those patches.  I could pull them out and
submit them first.

However, there's an important difference here between what I've done
and what you've suggested for hashmap: my method did not deallocate
hashmap->table in hashmap_clear() and then use lazy initialization.
In fact, I think not deallocating the table was part of the charm --
the table had already naturally grown to the right size, and because
the repository has approximately the same number of paths in various
commits, this provided me a way of getting a table preallocated to a
reasonable size for all merges after the first (and there are multiple
merges either when recursiveness is needed due to multiple merge
bases, OR when rebasing or cherry-picking a sequence of commits).
This prevented, as hashmap.h puts it, "expensive resizing".

So, once again, my performance ideas might be clashing with some of
your desires for the API.  Any clever ideas for resolving that?

Also, since you want to see hashmap cleanup first, should I submit
just the hashmap_clear[_entries()] stuff, or should I also submit the
API additions to allow mem-pool integration in hashmap (it's pretty
small and self-contained, but it'll be a while before I submit the
patches that use it...)?

> I also wonder if you looked at the khash stuff at all. Especially for
> storing integers, it makes things much more natural. You'd do something
> like:
>
>   /* you might even be able to just write !strcmp in the macro below */
>   static inline int streq(const char *a, const char *b)
>   {
>           return !strcmp(a, b);
>   }
>
>   KHASH_INIT(strint_map, char *, int, 1, strhash, streq);
>
> and then you'd probably want a "put" wrapper that makes a copy of the
> string. khash has its own charming awkwardness, but I'm just curious if you
> looked at it and found it more awkward than hashmap.c, or if you just
> didn't look at it.

I did look at it, but only briefly.  I had a further investigation on
my TODO list for months, along with several other improvement ideas.
But it seemed like my TODO list was really long, and my new merge
backend hasn't benefited anyone yet.  At some point, I decided to punt
on it and other ideas and start cleaning up my code and submitting.  I
believe merge-ort is more accurate than merge-recursive (it fixes
several test_expect_failures) and is a lot faster as well for the
cases I'm looking at.  So, for now, I've pulled it off my radar.

But I'd be really happy if someone else wanted to jump in and try
switching out hashmap for khash in the strmap API and see if it helps
merge-ort performance.  :-)

  reply index

Thread overview: 144+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2020-08-21 18:52 Elijah Newren via GitGitGadget
2020-08-21 18:52 ` [PATCH 1/5] hashmap: add usage documentation explaining hashmap_free[_entries]() Elijah Newren via GitGitGadget
2020-08-21 19:22   ` Jeff King
2020-08-21 18:52 ` [PATCH 2/5] strmap: new utility functions Elijah Newren via GitGitGadget
2020-08-21 19:48   ` Jeff King
2020-08-21 18:52 ` [PATCH 3/5] strmap: add more " Elijah Newren via GitGitGadget
2020-08-21 19:58   ` Jeff King
2020-08-21 18:52 ` [PATCH 4/5] strmap: add strdup_strings option Elijah Newren via GitGitGadget
2020-08-21 20:01   ` Jeff King
2020-08-21 20:41     ` Elijah Newren
2020-08-21 21:03       ` Jeff King
2020-08-21 22:25         ` Elijah Newren
2020-08-28  7:08           ` Jeff King
2020-08-28 17:20             ` Elijah Newren
2020-08-21 18:52 ` [PATCH 5/5] strmap: add functions facilitating use as a string->int map Elijah Newren via GitGitGadget
2020-08-21 20:10   ` Jeff King
2020-08-21 20:51     ` Elijah Newren
2020-08-21 21:05       ` Jeff King
2020-08-21 20:16 ` [PATCH 0/5] Add struct strmap and associated utility functions Jeff King
2020-08-21 21:33   ` Elijah Newren [this message]
2020-08-21 22:28     ` Elijah Newren
2020-08-28  7:03     ` Jeff King
2020-08-28 15:29       ` Elijah Newren
2020-09-01  9:27         ` Jeff King
2020-10-13  0:40 ` [PATCH v2 00/10] " Elijah Newren via GitGitGadget
2020-10-13  0:40   ` [PATCH v2 01/10] hashmap: add usage documentation explaining hashmap_free[_entries]() Elijah Newren via GitGitGadget
2020-10-30 12:50     ` Jeff King
2020-10-30 19:55       ` Elijah Newren
2020-11-03 16:26         ` Jeff King
2020-11-03 16:48           ` Elijah Newren
2020-10-13  0:40   ` [PATCH v2 02/10] hashmap: adjust spacing to fix argument alignment Elijah Newren via GitGitGadget
2020-10-30 12:51     ` Jeff King
2020-10-13  0:40   ` [PATCH v2 03/10] hashmap: allow re-use after hashmap_free() Elijah Newren via GitGitGadget
2020-10-30 13:35     ` Jeff King
2020-10-30 15:37       ` Elijah Newren
2020-11-03 16:08         ` Jeff King
2020-11-03 16:16           ` Elijah Newren
2020-10-13  0:40   ` [PATCH v2 04/10] hashmap: introduce a new hashmap_partial_clear() Elijah Newren via GitGitGadget
2020-10-30 13:41     ` Jeff King
2020-10-30 16:03       ` Elijah Newren
2020-11-03 16:10         ` Jeff King
2020-10-13  0:40   ` [PATCH v2 05/10] strmap: new utility functions Elijah Newren via GitGitGadget
2020-10-30 14:12     ` Jeff King
2020-10-30 16:26       ` Elijah Newren
2020-10-13  0:40   ` [PATCH v2 06/10] strmap: add more " Elijah Newren via GitGitGadget
2020-10-30 14:23     ` Jeff King
2020-10-30 16:43       ` Elijah Newren
2020-11-03 16:12         ` Jeff King
2020-10-13  0:40   ` [PATCH v2 07/10] strmap: enable faster clearing and reusing of strmaps Elijah Newren via GitGitGadget
2020-10-30 14:27     ` Jeff King
2020-10-13  0:40   ` [PATCH v2 08/10] strmap: add functions facilitating use as a string->int map Elijah Newren via GitGitGadget
2020-10-30 14:39     ` Jeff King
2020-10-30 17:28       ` Elijah Newren
2020-11-03 16:20         ` Jeff King
2020-11-03 16:46           ` Elijah Newren
2020-10-13  0:40   ` [PATCH v2 09/10] strmap: add a strset sub-type Elijah Newren via GitGitGadget
2020-10-30 14:44     ` Jeff King
2020-10-30 18:02       ` Elijah Newren
2020-10-13  0:40   ` [PATCH v2 10/10] strmap: enable allocations to come from a mem_pool Elijah Newren via GitGitGadget
2020-10-30 14:56     ` Jeff King
2020-10-30 19:31       ` Elijah Newren
2020-11-03 16:24         ` Jeff King
2020-11-02 18:55   ` [PATCH v3 00/13] Add struct strmap and associated utility functions Elijah Newren via GitGitGadget
2020-11-02 18:55     ` [PATCH v3 01/13] hashmap: add usage documentation explaining hashmap_free[_entries]() Elijah Newren via GitGitGadget
2020-11-02 18:55     ` [PATCH v3 02/13] hashmap: adjust spacing to fix argument alignment Elijah Newren via GitGitGadget
2020-11-02 18:55     ` [PATCH v3 03/13] hashmap: allow re-use after hashmap_free() Elijah Newren via GitGitGadget
2020-11-02 18:55     ` [PATCH v3 04/13] hashmap: introduce a new hashmap_partial_clear() Elijah Newren via GitGitGadget
2020-11-02 18:55     ` [PATCH v3 05/13] hashmap: provide deallocation function names Elijah Newren via GitGitGadget
2020-11-02 18:55     ` [PATCH v3 06/13] strmap: new utility functions Elijah Newren via GitGitGadget
2020-11-02 18:55     ` [PATCH v3 07/13] strmap: add more " Elijah Newren via GitGitGadget
2020-11-04 20:13       ` Jeff King
2020-11-04 20:24         ` Elijah Newren
2020-11-02 18:55     ` [PATCH v3 08/13] strmap: enable faster clearing and reusing of strmaps Elijah Newren via GitGitGadget
2020-11-02 18:55     ` [PATCH v3 09/13] strmap: add functions facilitating use as a string->int map Elijah Newren via GitGitGadget
2020-11-04 20:21       ` Jeff King
2020-11-02 18:55     ` [PATCH v3 10/13] strmap: add a strset sub-type Elijah Newren via GitGitGadget
2020-11-04 20:31       ` Jeff King
2020-11-02 18:55     ` [PATCH v3 11/13] strmap: enable allocations to come from a mem_pool Elijah Newren via GitGitGadget
2020-11-02 18:55     ` [PATCH v3 12/13] strmap: take advantage of FLEXPTR_ALLOC_STR when relevant Elijah Newren via GitGitGadget
2020-11-04 20:43       ` Jeff King
2020-11-02 18:55     ` [PATCH v3 13/13] Use new HASHMAP_INIT macro to simplify hashmap initialization Elijah Newren via GitGitGadget
2020-11-04 20:48       ` Jeff King
2020-11-04 20:52     ` [PATCH v3 00/13] Add struct strmap and associated utility functions Jeff King
2020-11-04 22:20       ` Elijah Newren
2020-11-05  0:22     ` [PATCH v4 " Elijah Newren via GitGitGadget
2020-11-05  0:22       ` [PATCH v4 01/13] hashmap: add usage documentation explaining hashmap_free[_entries]() Elijah Newren via GitGitGadget
2020-11-05  0:22       ` [PATCH v4 02/13] hashmap: adjust spacing to fix argument alignment Elijah Newren via GitGitGadget
2020-11-05  0:22       ` [PATCH v4 03/13] hashmap: allow re-use after hashmap_free() Elijah Newren via GitGitGadget
2020-11-05  0:22       ` [PATCH v4 04/13] hashmap: introduce a new hashmap_partial_clear() Elijah Newren via GitGitGadget
2020-11-05  0:22       ` [PATCH v4 05/13] hashmap: provide deallocation function names Elijah Newren via GitGitGadget
2020-11-05  0:22       ` [PATCH v4 06/13] strmap: new utility functions Elijah Newren via GitGitGadget
2020-11-05  0:22       ` [PATCH v4 07/13] strmap: add more " Elijah Newren via GitGitGadget
2020-11-05  0:22       ` [PATCH v4 08/13] strmap: enable faster clearing and reusing of strmaps Elijah Newren via GitGitGadget
2020-11-05  0:22       ` [PATCH v4 09/13] strmap: add functions facilitating use as a string->int map Elijah Newren via GitGitGadget
2020-11-05  0:22       ` [PATCH v4 10/13] strmap: add a strset sub-type Elijah Newren via GitGitGadget
2020-11-05  0:22       ` [PATCH v4 11/13] strmap: enable allocations to come from a mem_pool Elijah Newren via GitGitGadget
2020-11-05  0:22       ` [PATCH v4 12/13] strmap: take advantage of FLEXPTR_ALLOC_STR when relevant Elijah Newren via GitGitGadget
2020-11-05  0:22       ` [PATCH v4 13/13] Use new HASHMAP_INIT macro to simplify hashmap initialization Elijah Newren via GitGitGadget
2020-11-05 13:29       ` [PATCH v4 00/13] Add struct strmap and associated utility functions Jeff King
2020-11-05 20:25         ` Junio C Hamano
2020-11-05 21:17           ` Jeff King
2020-11-05 21:22           ` Elijah Newren
2020-11-05 22:15             ` Junio C Hamano
2020-11-06  0:24       ` [PATCH v5 00/15] " Elijah Newren via GitGitGadget
2020-11-06  0:24         ` [PATCH v5 01/15] hashmap: add usage documentation explaining hashmap_free[_entries]() Elijah Newren via GitGitGadget
2020-11-06  0:24         ` [PATCH v5 02/15] hashmap: adjust spacing to fix argument alignment Elijah Newren via GitGitGadget
2020-11-06  0:24         ` [PATCH v5 03/15] hashmap: allow re-use after hashmap_free() Elijah Newren via GitGitGadget
2020-11-06  0:24         ` [PATCH v5 04/15] hashmap: introduce a new hashmap_partial_clear() Elijah Newren via GitGitGadget
2020-11-06  0:24         ` [PATCH v5 05/15] hashmap: provide deallocation function names Elijah Newren via GitGitGadget
2020-11-06  0:24         ` [PATCH v5 06/15] strmap: new utility functions Elijah Newren via GitGitGadget
2020-11-06  0:24         ` [PATCH v5 07/15] strmap: add more " Elijah Newren via GitGitGadget
2020-11-06  0:24         ` [PATCH v5 08/15] strmap: enable faster clearing and reusing of strmaps Elijah Newren via GitGitGadget
2020-11-06  0:24         ` [PATCH v5 09/15] strmap: add functions facilitating use as a string->int map Elijah Newren via GitGitGadget
2020-11-06  0:24         ` [PATCH v5 10/15] strmap: split create_entry() out of strmap_put() Elijah Newren via GitGitGadget
2020-11-06  0:24         ` [PATCH v5 11/15] strmap: add a strset sub-type Elijah Newren via GitGitGadget
2020-11-06  0:24         ` [PATCH v5 12/15] strmap: enable allocations to come from a mem_pool Elijah Newren via GitGitGadget
2020-11-11 17:33           ` Phillip Wood
2020-11-11 18:49             ` Elijah Newren
2020-11-11 19:01             ` Jeff King
2020-11-11 20:34               ` Chris Torek
2020-11-06  0:24         ` [PATCH v5 13/15] strmap: take advantage of FLEXPTR_ALLOC_STR when relevant Elijah Newren via GitGitGadget
2020-11-06  0:24         ` [PATCH v5 14/15] Use new HASHMAP_INIT macro to simplify hashmap initialization Elijah Newren via GitGitGadget
2020-11-06  0:24         ` [PATCH v5 15/15] shortlog: use strset from strmap.h Elijah Newren via GitGitGadget
2020-11-06  2:00         ` [PATCH v5 00/15] Add struct strmap and associated utility functions Junio C Hamano
2020-11-06  2:42           ` Elijah Newren
2020-11-06  2:48             ` Jeff King
2020-11-06 17:32               ` Junio C Hamano
2020-11-11 20:02         ` [PATCH v6 " Elijah Newren via GitGitGadget
2020-11-11 20:02           ` [PATCH v6 01/15] hashmap: add usage documentation explaining hashmap_free[_entries]() Elijah Newren via GitGitGadget
2020-11-11 20:02           ` [PATCH v6 02/15] hashmap: adjust spacing to fix argument alignment Elijah Newren via GitGitGadget
2020-11-11 20:02           ` [PATCH v6 03/15] hashmap: allow re-use after hashmap_free() Elijah Newren via GitGitGadget
2020-11-11 20:02           ` [PATCH v6 04/15] hashmap: introduce a new hashmap_partial_clear() Elijah Newren via GitGitGadget
2020-11-11 20:02           ` [PATCH v6 05/15] hashmap: provide deallocation function names Elijah Newren via GitGitGadget
2020-11-11 20:02           ` [PATCH v6 06/15] strmap: new utility functions Elijah Newren via GitGitGadget
2020-11-11 20:02           ` [PATCH v6 07/15] strmap: add more " Elijah Newren via GitGitGadget
2020-11-11 20:02           ` [PATCH v6 08/15] strmap: enable faster clearing and reusing of strmaps Elijah Newren via GitGitGadget
2020-11-11 20:02           ` [PATCH v6 09/15] strmap: add functions facilitating use as a string->int map Elijah Newren via GitGitGadget
2020-11-11 20:02           ` [PATCH v6 10/15] strmap: split create_entry() out of strmap_put() Elijah Newren via GitGitGadget
2020-11-11 20:02           ` [PATCH v6 11/15] strmap: add a strset sub-type Elijah Newren via GitGitGadget
2020-11-11 20:02           ` [PATCH v6 12/15] strmap: enable allocations to come from a mem_pool Elijah Newren via GitGitGadget
2020-11-11 20:02           ` [PATCH v6 13/15] strmap: take advantage of FLEXPTR_ALLOC_STR when relevant Elijah Newren via GitGitGadget
2020-11-11 20:02           ` [PATCH v6 14/15] Use new HASHMAP_INIT macro to simplify hashmap initialization Elijah Newren via GitGitGadget
2020-11-11 20:02           ` [PATCH v6 15/15] shortlog: use strset from strmap.h Elijah Newren via GitGitGadget
2020-11-11 20:07           ` [PATCH v6 00/15] Add struct strmap and associated utility functions Jeff King

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