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From: Taylor Blau <me@ttaylorr.com>
To: Jeff King <peff@peff.net>
Cc: Junio C Hamano <gitster@pobox.com>,
	git@vger.kernel.org, dstolee@microsoft.com
Subject: Re: [PATCH 01/23] ewah/ewah_bitmap.c: grow buffer past 1
Date: Tue, 1 Dec 2020 17:56:37 -0500
Message-ID: <X8bKJUypb9WViUdt@nand.local> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <X7x1PciN+bVDkJhr@coredump.intra.peff.net>

On Mon, Nov 23, 2020 at 09:51:41PM -0500, Jeff King wrote:
> On Mon, Nov 23, 2020 at 09:48:22PM -0500, Jeff King wrote:
>
> > > I think that we probably could just use ALLOC_GROW() as you suggest.
> > > Funny enough, reading through GitHub's chat logs, apparently this is
> > > something that Peff and I talked about. So, 16 probably came from
> > > alloc_nr(), but we probably stopped short of realizing that we could
> > > just use ALLOC_GROW as-is.
> >
> > That would probably be OK. It's a bit more aggressive, which could
> > matter if you have a large number of very small bitmaps. My original
> > goal of the "grow less aggressively" patch was to keep memory usage
> > down, knowing that I was going to be holding a lot of bitmaps in memory
> > at once. But even with micro-optimizations like this, it turned out to
> > be far too big in practice (and hence Stolee's work on top to reduce the
> > total number we hold at once).
>
> Oh, sorry, I was mixing this patch up with patches 6 and 7, which touch
> buffer_grow().  This is a totally separate spot, and this is a pure
> bug-fix.
>
> I think the main reason we didn't use ALLOC_GROW() here in the beginning
> is that the ewah code was originally designed to be a separate library
> (a port of the java ewah library), and didn't depend on Git code.
>
> These days we pull in xmalloc, etc, so we should be fine to use
> ALLOC_GROW().
>
> Likewise...
>
> > I think the real test would be measuring the peak heap of the series as
> > you posted it in v2, and this version replacing this patch (and the
> > "grow less aggressively" one) with ALLOC_GROW(). On something big, like
> > repacking all of the torvalds/linux or git/git fork networks.
> >
> > If there's no appreciable difference, then definitely I think it's worth
> > the simplicity of reusing ALLOC_GROW().
>
> All of this is nonsense (though it does apply to the question of using
> ALLOC_GROW() in bitmap_grow(), via patch 7).

You and I timed this a week or two ago, but I only just returned to this
topic today. Switching to ALLOC_GROW() doesn't affect the final memory
usage at all, so I changed patch 7 up to use that instead of more or
less open-coding alloc_nr().

> -Peff

Thanks,
Taylor

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Thread overview: 174+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2020-11-11 19:41 [PATCH 00/23] pack-bitmap: bitmap generation improvements Taylor Blau
2020-11-11 19:41 ` [PATCH 01/23] ewah/ewah_bitmap.c: grow buffer past 1 Taylor Blau
2020-11-22 19:36   ` Junio C Hamano
2020-11-23 16:22     ` Taylor Blau
2020-11-24  2:48       ` Jeff King
2020-11-24  2:51         ` Jeff King
2020-12-01 22:56           ` Taylor Blau [this message]
2020-11-11 19:41 ` [PATCH 02/23] pack-bitmap: fix header size check Taylor Blau
2020-11-12 17:39   ` Martin Ågren
2020-11-11 19:42 ` [PATCH 03/23] pack-bitmap: bounds-check size of cache extension Taylor Blau
2020-11-12 17:47   ` Martin Ågren
2020-11-13  4:57     ` Jeff King
2020-11-13  5:26       ` Martin Ågren
2020-11-13 21:29       ` Taylor Blau
2020-11-13 21:39         ` Jeff King
2020-11-13 21:49           ` Taylor Blau
2020-11-13 22:11             ` Jeff King
2020-11-11 19:42 ` [PATCH 04/23] t5310: drop size of truncated ewah bitmap Taylor Blau
2020-11-11 19:42 ` [PATCH 05/23] rev-list: die when --test-bitmap detects a mismatch Taylor Blau
2020-11-11 19:42 ` [PATCH 06/23] ewah: factor out bitmap growth Taylor Blau
2020-11-11 19:42 ` [PATCH 07/23] ewah: make bitmap growth less aggressive Taylor Blau
2020-11-22 20:32   ` Junio C Hamano
2020-11-23 16:49     ` Taylor Blau
2020-11-24  3:00       ` Jeff King
2020-11-24 20:11         ` Junio C Hamano
2020-11-11 19:43 ` [PATCH 08/23] ewah: implement bitmap_or() Taylor Blau
2020-11-22 20:34   ` Junio C Hamano
2020-11-23 16:52     ` Taylor Blau
2020-11-11 19:43 ` [PATCH 09/23] ewah: add bitmap_dup() function Taylor Blau
2020-11-11 19:43 ` [PATCH 10/23] pack-bitmap-write: reimplement bitmap writing Taylor Blau
2020-11-11 19:43 ` [PATCH 11/23] pack-bitmap-write: pass ownership of intermediate bitmaps Taylor Blau
2020-11-11 19:43 ` [PATCH 12/23] pack-bitmap-write: fill bitmap with commit history Taylor Blau
2020-11-11 19:43 ` [PATCH 13/23] bitmap: add bitmap_diff_nonzero() Taylor Blau
2020-11-11 19:43 ` [PATCH 14/23] commit: implement commit_list_contains() Taylor Blau
2020-11-11 19:43 ` [PATCH 15/23] t5310: add branch-based checks Taylor Blau
2020-11-11 20:58   ` Derrick Stolee
2020-11-11 21:04     ` Junio C Hamano
2020-11-15 23:26       ` Johannes Schindelin
2020-11-11 19:43 ` [PATCH 16/23] pack-bitmap-write: rename children to reverse_edges Taylor Blau
2020-11-11 19:43 ` [PATCH 17/23] pack-bitmap-write: build fewer intermediate bitmaps Taylor Blau
2020-11-13 22:23   ` SZEDER Gábor
2020-11-13 23:03     ` Jeff King
2020-11-14  6:23       ` Jeff King
2020-11-11 19:43 ` [PATCH 18/23] pack-bitmap-write: ignore BITMAP_FLAG_REUSE Taylor Blau
2020-11-11 19:44 ` [PATCH 19/23] pack-bitmap: factor out 'bitmap_for_commit()' Taylor Blau
2020-11-11 19:44 ` [PATCH 20/23] pack-bitmap: factor out 'add_commit_to_bitmap()' Taylor Blau
2020-11-11 19:44 ` [PATCH 21/23] pack-bitmap-write: use existing bitmaps Taylor Blau
2020-11-11 19:44 ` [PATCH 22/23] pack-bitmap-write: relax unique rewalk condition Taylor Blau
2020-11-11 19:44 ` [PATCH 23/23] pack-bitmap-write: better reuse bitmaps Taylor Blau
2020-11-17 21:46 ` [PATCH v2 00/24] pack-bitmap: bitmap generation improvements Taylor Blau
2020-11-17 21:46   ` [PATCH v2 01/24] ewah/ewah_bitmap.c: grow buffer past 1 Taylor Blau
2020-11-17 21:46   ` [PATCH v2 02/24] pack-bitmap: fix header size check Taylor Blau
2020-11-17 21:46   ` [PATCH v2 03/24] pack-bitmap: bounds-check size of cache extension Taylor Blau
2020-11-17 21:46   ` [PATCH v2 04/24] t5310: drop size of truncated ewah bitmap Taylor Blau
2020-11-17 21:46   ` [PATCH v2 05/24] rev-list: die when --test-bitmap detects a mismatch Taylor Blau
2020-11-17 21:46   ` [PATCH v2 06/24] ewah: factor out bitmap growth Taylor Blau
2020-11-17 21:47   ` [PATCH v2 07/24] ewah: make bitmap growth less aggressive Taylor Blau
2020-11-17 21:47   ` [PATCH v2 08/24] ewah: implement bitmap_or() Taylor Blau
2020-11-17 21:47   ` [PATCH v2 09/24] ewah: add bitmap_dup() function Taylor Blau
2020-11-17 21:47   ` [PATCH v2 10/24] pack-bitmap-write: reimplement bitmap writing Taylor Blau
2020-11-25  0:53     ` Jonathan Tan
2020-11-28 17:27       ` Taylor Blau
2020-11-17 21:47   ` [PATCH v2 11/24] pack-bitmap-write: pass ownership of intermediate bitmaps Taylor Blau
2020-11-25  1:00     ` Jonathan Tan
2020-11-17 21:47   ` [PATCH v2 12/24] pack-bitmap-write: fill bitmap with commit history Taylor Blau
2020-11-22 21:50     ` Junio C Hamano
2020-11-23 14:54       ` Derrick Stolee
2020-11-25  1:14     ` Jonathan Tan
2020-11-28 17:21       ` Taylor Blau
2020-11-30 18:33         ` Jonathan Tan
2020-11-17 21:47   ` [PATCH v2 13/24] bitmap: add bitmap_diff_nonzero() Taylor Blau
2020-11-22 22:01     ` Junio C Hamano
2020-11-23 20:19       ` Taylor Blau
2020-11-17 21:47   ` [PATCH v2 14/24] commit: implement commit_list_contains() Taylor Blau
2020-11-17 21:47   ` [PATCH v2 15/24] t5310: add branch-based checks Taylor Blau
2020-11-25  1:17     ` Jonathan Tan
2020-11-28 17:30       ` Taylor Blau
2020-11-17 21:47   ` [PATCH v2 16/24] pack-bitmap-write: rename children to reverse_edges Taylor Blau
2020-11-17 21:47   ` [PATCH v2 17/24] pack-bitmap.c: check reads more aggressively when loading Taylor Blau
2020-11-17 21:48   ` [PATCH v2 18/24] pack-bitmap-write: build fewer intermediate bitmaps Taylor Blau
2020-11-24  6:07     ` Jonathan Tan
2020-11-25  1:46     ` Jonathan Tan
2020-11-30 18:41       ` Derrick Stolee
2020-11-17 21:48   ` [PATCH v2 19/24] pack-bitmap-write: ignore BITMAP_FLAG_REUSE Taylor Blau
2020-12-02  7:13     ` Jonathan Tan
2020-11-17 21:48   ` [PATCH v2 20/24] pack-bitmap: factor out 'bitmap_for_commit()' Taylor Blau
2020-12-02  7:17     ` Jonathan Tan
2020-11-17 21:48   ` [PATCH v2 21/24] pack-bitmap: factor out 'add_commit_to_bitmap()' Taylor Blau
2020-12-02  7:20     ` Jonathan Tan
2020-11-17 21:48   ` [PATCH v2 22/24] pack-bitmap-write: use existing bitmaps Taylor Blau
2020-12-02  7:28     ` Jonathan Tan
2020-12-02 16:21       ` Taylor Blau
2020-11-17 21:48   ` [PATCH v2 23/24] pack-bitmap-write: relax unique rewalk condition Taylor Blau
2020-12-02  7:44     ` Jonathan Tan
2020-12-02 16:30       ` Taylor Blau
2020-12-07 18:19         ` Jonathan Tan
2020-12-07 18:43           ` Derrick Stolee
2020-12-07 18:45             ` Derrick Stolee
2020-12-07 18:48           ` Jeff King
2020-11-17 21:48   ` [PATCH v2 24/24] pack-bitmap-write: better reuse bitmaps Taylor Blau
2020-12-02  8:08     ` Jonathan Tan
2020-12-02 16:35       ` Taylor Blau
2020-12-02 18:22         ` Derrick Stolee
2020-12-02 18:25           ` Taylor Blau
2020-12-07 18:26             ` Jonathan Tan
2020-12-07 18:24           ` Jonathan Tan
2020-12-07 19:20             ` Derrick Stolee
2020-11-18 18:32   ` [PATCH v2 00/24] pack-bitmap: bitmap generation improvements SZEDER Gábor
2020-11-18 19:51     ` Taylor Blau
2020-11-22  2:17       ` Taylor Blau
2020-11-22  2:28         ` Taylor Blau
2020-11-20  6:34   ` Martin Ågren
2020-11-21 19:37     ` Junio C Hamano
2020-11-21 20:11       ` Martin Ågren
2020-11-22  2:31         ` Taylor Blau
2020-11-24  2:43           ` Jeff King
2020-12-01 23:04             ` Taylor Blau
2020-12-01 23:37               ` Jonathan Tan
2020-12-01 23:43                 ` Taylor Blau
2020-12-02  8:11                   ` Jonathan Tan
2020-12-08  0:04 ` [PATCH v3 " Taylor Blau
2020-12-08  0:04   ` [PATCH v3 01/24] ewah/ewah_bitmap.c: avoid open-coding ALLOC_GROW() Taylor Blau
2020-12-08  0:04   ` [PATCH v3 02/24] pack-bitmap: fix header size check Taylor Blau
2020-12-08  0:04   ` [PATCH v3 03/24] pack-bitmap: bounds-check size of cache extension Taylor Blau
2020-12-08  0:04   ` [PATCH v3 04/24] t5310: drop size of truncated ewah bitmap Taylor Blau
2020-12-08  0:04   ` [PATCH v3 05/24] rev-list: die when --test-bitmap detects a mismatch Taylor Blau
2020-12-08  0:04   ` [PATCH v3 06/24] ewah: factor out bitmap growth Taylor Blau
2020-12-08  0:04   ` [PATCH v3 07/24] ewah: make bitmap growth less aggressive Taylor Blau
2020-12-08  0:04   ` [PATCH v3 08/24] ewah: implement bitmap_or() Taylor Blau
2020-12-08  0:04   ` [PATCH v3 09/24] ewah: add bitmap_dup() function Taylor Blau
2020-12-08  0:04   ` [PATCH v3 10/24] pack-bitmap-write: reimplement bitmap writing Taylor Blau
2020-12-08  0:05   ` [PATCH v3 11/24] pack-bitmap-write: pass ownership of intermediate bitmaps Taylor Blau
2020-12-08  0:05   ` [PATCH v3 12/24] pack-bitmap-write: fill bitmap with commit history Taylor Blau
2020-12-08  0:05   ` [PATCH v3 13/24] bitmap: implement bitmap_is_subset() Taylor Blau
2020-12-08  0:05   ` [PATCH v3 14/24] commit: implement commit_list_contains() Taylor Blau
2020-12-08  0:05   ` [PATCH v3 15/24] t5310: add branch-based checks Taylor Blau
2020-12-08  0:05   ` [PATCH v3 16/24] pack-bitmap-write: rename children to reverse_edges Taylor Blau
2020-12-08  0:05   ` [PATCH v3 17/24] pack-bitmap.c: check reads more aggressively when loading Taylor Blau
2020-12-08  0:05   ` [PATCH v3 18/24] pack-bitmap-write: build fewer intermediate bitmaps Taylor Blau
2020-12-08  0:05   ` [PATCH v3 19/24] pack-bitmap-write: ignore BITMAP_FLAG_REUSE Taylor Blau
2020-12-08  0:05   ` [PATCH v3 20/24] pack-bitmap: factor out 'bitmap_for_commit()' Taylor Blau
2020-12-08  0:05   ` [PATCH v3 21/24] pack-bitmap: factor out 'add_commit_to_bitmap()' Taylor Blau
2020-12-08  0:05   ` [PATCH v3 22/24] pack-bitmap-write: use existing bitmaps Taylor Blau
2020-12-08  0:05   ` [PATCH v3 23/24] pack-bitmap-write: relax unique rewalk condition Taylor Blau
2020-12-08  0:05   ` [PATCH v3 24/24] pack-bitmap-write: better reuse bitmaps Taylor Blau
2020-12-08 20:56   ` [PATCH v3 00/24] pack-bitmap: bitmap generation improvements Junio C Hamano
2020-12-08 21:03     ` Taylor Blau
2020-12-08 22:03       ` Junio C Hamano
2020-12-08 22:03 ` [PATCH v4 " Taylor Blau
2020-12-08 22:03   ` [PATCH v4 01/24] ewah/ewah_bitmap.c: avoid open-coding ALLOC_GROW() Taylor Blau
2020-12-08 22:03   ` [PATCH v4 02/24] pack-bitmap: fix header size check Taylor Blau
2020-12-08 22:03   ` [PATCH v4 03/24] pack-bitmap: bounds-check size of cache extension Taylor Blau
2020-12-08 22:03   ` [PATCH v4 04/24] t5310: drop size of truncated ewah bitmap Taylor Blau
2020-12-08 22:03   ` [PATCH v4 05/24] rev-list: die when --test-bitmap detects a mismatch Taylor Blau
2020-12-08 22:03   ` [PATCH v4 06/24] ewah: factor out bitmap growth Taylor Blau
2020-12-08 22:03   ` [PATCH v4 07/24] ewah: make bitmap growth less aggressive Taylor Blau
2020-12-08 22:03   ` [PATCH v4 08/24] ewah: implement bitmap_or() Taylor Blau
2020-12-08 22:03   ` [PATCH v4 09/24] ewah: add bitmap_dup() function Taylor Blau
2020-12-08 22:03   ` [PATCH v4 10/24] pack-bitmap-write: reimplement bitmap writing Taylor Blau
2020-12-08 22:03   ` [PATCH v4 11/24] pack-bitmap-write: pass ownership of intermediate bitmaps Taylor Blau
2020-12-08 22:04   ` [PATCH v4 12/24] pack-bitmap-write: fill bitmap with commit history Taylor Blau
2020-12-08 22:04   ` [PATCH v4 13/24] bitmap: implement bitmap_is_subset() Taylor Blau
2020-12-08 22:04   ` [PATCH v4 14/24] commit: implement commit_list_contains() Taylor Blau
2020-12-08 22:04   ` [PATCH v4 15/24] t5310: add branch-based checks Taylor Blau
2020-12-08 22:04   ` [PATCH v4 16/24] pack-bitmap-write: rename children to reverse_edges Taylor Blau
2020-12-08 22:04   ` [PATCH v4 17/24] pack-bitmap.c: check reads more aggressively when loading Taylor Blau
2020-12-08 22:04   ` [PATCH v4 18/24] pack-bitmap-write: build fewer intermediate bitmaps Taylor Blau
2020-12-08 22:04   ` [PATCH v4 19/24] pack-bitmap-write: ignore BITMAP_FLAG_REUSE Taylor Blau
2020-12-08 22:04   ` [PATCH v4 20/24] pack-bitmap: factor out 'bitmap_for_commit()' Taylor Blau
2020-12-08 22:05     ` Taylor Blau
2020-12-08 22:05   ` [PATCH v4 21/24] pack-bitmap: factor out 'add_commit_to_bitmap()' Taylor Blau
2020-12-08 22:05   ` [PATCH v4 22/24] pack-bitmap-write: use existing bitmaps Taylor Blau
2020-12-08 22:05   ` [PATCH v4 23/24] pack-bitmap-write: relax unique revwalk condition Taylor Blau
2020-12-08 22:05   ` [PATCH v4 24/24] pack-bitmap-write: better reuse bitmaps Taylor Blau

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