From: Elijah Newren <firstname.lastname@example.org> To: Jonathan Tan <email@example.com> Cc: Git Mailing List <firstname.lastname@example.org> Subject: Re: [PATCH v2 08/20] merge-ort: compute a few more useful fields for collect_merge_info Date: Fri, 6 Nov 2020 15:41:12 -0800 Message-ID: <CABPp-BHOvk+W0u_MYWtH8OC-Uh5bEfsRO6QuXZKWfDQ=8fyasA@mail.gmail.com> (raw) In-Reply-To: <email@example.com> On Fri, Nov 6, 2020 at 2:52 PM Jonathan Tan <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote: > > > + /* > > + * Note: We only label files with df_conflict, not directories. > > + * Since directories stay where they are, and files move out of the > > + * way to make room for a directory, we don't care if there was a > > + * directory/file conflict for a parent directory of the current path. > > + */ > > + unsigned df_conflict = (filemask != 0) && (dirmask != 0); > > Suppose you have: > > [ours] > foo/ > bar/ > baz > quux > [theirs] > foo > > By "we only label files with df_conflict, not directories", are you > referring to not labelling "foo/" in [ours], or to "bar/", "baz", and > "quux" (so, the files and directories within a directory)? At first I > thought you were referring to the former, but perhaps you are referring > to the latter. The former. I was drawing a distinction between how this code operates, and how unpack_trees() operates, which probably only matters to those familiar with unpack_trees() or who have been reading through it recently. unpack_trees() will note when there is a directory/file conflict, and propagates that information to all subtrees, with every path specially checking for the o->df_conflict_entry and then handling it specially (e.g. keeping higher order stages instead of using an aggressive or trivial resolutions). However, leaving both a file and a directory at the same path, while allowed in the index, makes for ugliness and difficulty for users to resolve. Plus it isn't allowed in the working tree anyway. We decided a while ago that it'd be better to represent these conflicts differently, . Also, at the time you are unpacking or traversing trees, you only know if one side had a directory where the other side had a file. You don't know if the final merge result will actually have a directory/file conflict. If the file existed in both the base version and unmodified on one side, for example, then the file will be removed as part of the merge. It is similarly possible that the entire directory of files all need to be deleted or are all renamed elsewhere. So, you have to keep track of a df_conflict bit, but you can't act on it until you've processed several other things first. Since I already know I'm not going to move a whole directory of files out of the way so that a file can be placed in the working tree instead of that whole directory, the directory doesn't need to be tweaked. I'm not going to propagate any information about a directory/file conflict at some path down to all subpaths of the directory. I only track it for the file that immediately conflicts, and then only take action on it after resolving all the paths under the corresponding directory to see if the directory/file conflict remains.  https://email@example.com/ and the thread surrounding it  https://firstname.lastname@example.org/, which is now commit ef52778708 ("merge tests: expect improved directory/file conflict handling in ort", 2020-10-26) > > > @@ -161,6 +179,13 @@ static int collect_merge_info_callback(int n, > > newinfo.name = p->path; > > newinfo.namelen = p->pathlen; > > newinfo.pathlen = st_add3(newinfo.pathlen, p->pathlen, 1); > > + /* > > + * If we did care about parent directories having a D/F > > + * conflict, then we'd include > > + * newinfo.df_conflicts |= (mask & ~dirmask); > > + * here. But we don't. (See comment near setting of local > > + * df_conflict variable near the beginning of this function). > > + */ > > I'm not sure how "mask" and "dirmask" contains information about parent > directories. "mask" represents the available entries, and "dirmask" > represents which of them are directories, as far as I know. So we can > notice when something is missing, but I don't see how this distinguishes > between the case that something is missing because it was in a parent > directory that got deleted, vs something is missing because it itself > got deleted. Yeah, this is more comparisons to unpack_trees. This code is about to set up a recursive call into subdirectories. newinfo is set based on the mask and dirmask of the current entry, and then subdirectories can consult newinfo.df_conflicts to see if that path is within a directory that was involved in a directory/file conflict. For example: Tree in base version: foo/ bar stuff.txt Tree on side 1: (adds foo/baz) foo/ bar baz stuff.txt Tree on side 2: (deletes foo/, adds new file foo) foo stuff.txt When processing 'foo', we have mask=7, dirmask = 3. So, here unpack_trees() would have set newinfo.df_conflicts = (mask & ~dirmask) = 4. Then when we process foo/bar or foo/baz, we have mask=2, dirmask=0, which looks like there are no directory/file conflicts. However, we can note that these paths are under a directory involved in a directory/file conflict via info.df_conflicts whose value is 4. unpack_trees() cared about paths under a directory that was involved in a directory/file conflict, and someone familiar with that code might ask why I don't also track the same information. The answer is that I don't track it, even though I thought about it, because it's useless overhead since I'm going to leave the directory alone and move the file out of the way. Does that make sense?
next prev parent reply index Thread overview: 84+ messages / expand[flat|nested] mbox.gz Atom feed top 2020-11-02 20:43 [PATCH v2 00/20] fundamentals of merge-ort implementation Elijah Newren 2020-11-02 20:43 ` [PATCH v2 01/20] merge-ort: setup basic internal data structures Elijah Newren 2020-11-06 22:05 ` Jonathan Tan 2020-11-06 22:45 ` Elijah Newren 2020-11-09 20:55 ` Jonathan Tan 2020-11-02 20:43 ` [PATCH v2 02/20] merge-ort: add some high-level algorithm structure Elijah Newren 2020-11-02 20:43 ` [PATCH v2 03/20] merge-ort: port merge_start() from merge-recursive Elijah Newren 2020-11-11 13:52 ` Derrick Stolee 2020-11-11 16:22 ` Elijah Newren 2020-11-02 20:43 ` [PATCH v2 04/20] merge-ort: use histogram diff Elijah Newren 2020-11-11 13:54 ` Derrick Stolee 2020-11-11 16:47 ` Elijah Newren 2020-11-11 16:51 ` Derrick Stolee 2020-11-11 17:03 ` Elijah Newren 2020-11-02 20:43 ` [PATCH v2 05/20] merge-ort: add an err() function similar to one from merge-recursive Elijah Newren 2020-11-11 13:58 ` Derrick Stolee 2020-11-11 17:07 ` Elijah Newren 2020-11-11 17:10 ` Derrick Stolee 2020-11-02 20:43 ` [PATCH v2 06/20] merge-ort: implement a very basic collect_merge_info() Elijah Newren 2020-11-06 22:19 ` Jonathan Tan 2020-11-06 23:10 ` Elijah Newren 2020-11-09 20:59 ` Jonathan Tan 2020-11-11 14:38 ` Derrick Stolee 2020-11-11 17:02 ` Elijah Newren 2020-11-02 20:43 ` [PATCH v2 07/20] merge-ort: avoid repeating fill_tree_descriptor() on the same tree Elijah Newren 2020-11-11 14:51 ` Derrick Stolee 2020-11-11 17:13 ` Elijah Newren 2020-11-11 17:21 ` Eric Sunshine 2020-11-02 20:43 ` [PATCH v2 08/20] merge-ort: compute a few more useful fields for collect_merge_info Elijah Newren 2020-11-06 22:52 ` Jonathan Tan 2020-11-06 23:41 ` Elijah Newren [this message] 2020-11-09 22:04 ` Jonathan Tan 2020-11-09 23:05 ` Elijah Newren 2020-11-02 20:43 ` [PATCH v2 09/20] merge-ort: record stage and auxiliary info for every path Elijah Newren 2020-11-06 22:58 ` Jonathan Tan 2020-11-07 0:26 ` Elijah Newren 2020-11-09 22:09 ` Jonathan Tan 2020-11-09 23:08 ` Elijah Newren 2020-11-11 15:26 ` Derrick Stolee 2020-11-11 18:16 ` Elijah Newren 2020-11-11 22:06 ` Elijah Newren 2020-11-12 18:23 ` Derrick Stolee 2020-11-12 18:39 ` Derrick Stolee 2020-11-02 20:43 ` [PATCH v2 10/20] merge-ort: avoid recursing into identical trees Elijah Newren 2020-11-11 15:31 ` Derrick Stolee 2020-11-02 20:43 ` [PATCH v2 11/20] merge-ort: add a preliminary simple process_entries() implementation Elijah Newren 2020-11-11 19:51 ` Jonathan Tan 2020-11-12 1:48 ` Elijah Newren 2020-11-02 20:43 ` [PATCH v2 12/20] merge-ort: have process_entries operate in a defined order Elijah Newren 2020-11-11 16:09 ` Derrick Stolee 2020-11-11 18:58 ` Elijah Newren 2020-11-02 20:43 ` [PATCH v2 13/20] merge-ort: step 1 of tree writing -- record basenames, modes, and oids Elijah Newren 2020-11-11 20:01 ` Jonathan Tan 2020-11-11 20:24 ` Elijah Newren 2020-11-12 20:39 ` Jonathan Tan 2020-11-02 20:43 ` [PATCH v2 14/20] merge-ort: step 2 of tree writing -- function to create tree object Elijah Newren 2020-11-11 20:47 ` Jonathan Tan 2020-11-11 21:21 ` Elijah Newren 2020-11-02 20:43 ` [PATCH v2 15/20] merge-ort: step 3 of tree writing -- handling subdirectories as we go Elijah Newren 2020-11-12 20:15 ` Jonathan Tan 2020-11-12 22:30 ` Elijah Newren 2020-11-24 20:19 ` Elijah Newren 2020-11-25 2:07 ` Jonathan Tan 2020-11-26 18:13 ` Elijah Newren 2020-11-30 18:41 ` Jonathan Tan 2020-11-02 20:43 ` [PATCH v2 16/20] merge-ort: basic outline for merge_switch_to_result() Elijah Newren 2020-11-02 20:43 ` [PATCH v2 17/20] merge-ort: add implementation of checkout() Elijah Newren 2020-11-02 20:43 ` [PATCH v2 18/20] tree: enable cmp_cache_name_compare() to be used elsewhere Elijah Newren 2020-11-02 20:43 ` [PATCH v2 19/20] merge-ort: add implementation of record_unmerged_index_entries() Elijah Newren 2020-11-02 20:43 ` [PATCH v2 20/20] merge-ort: free data structures in merge_finalize() Elijah Newren 2020-11-03 14:49 ` [PATCH v2 00/20] fundamentals of merge-ort implementation Derrick Stolee 2020-11-03 16:36 ` Elijah Newren 2020-11-07 6:06 ` Elijah Newren 2020-11-07 15:02 ` Derrick Stolee 2020-11-07 19:39 ` Elijah Newren 2020-11-09 12:30 ` Derrick Stolee 2020-11-09 17:13 ` Elijah Newren 2020-11-09 19:51 ` Derrick Stolee 2020-11-09 22:44 ` Elijah Newren 2020-11-11 17:08 ` Derrick Stolee 2020-11-11 18:35 ` Elijah Newren 2020-11-11 20:48 ` Derrick Stolee 2020-11-11 21:18 ` Elijah Newren 2020-11-29 7:43 [PATCH " Elijah Newren via GitGitGadget 2020-12-04 20:47 ` [PATCH v2 " Elijah Newren via GitGitGadget 2020-12-04 20:47 ` [PATCH v2 08/20] merge-ort: compute a few more useful fields for collect_merge_info Elijah Newren via GitGitGadget
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