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From: Derrick Stolee <>
To: Son Luong Ngoc <>,
Subject: Re: [PATCH 03/15] run-job: implement fetch job
Date: Mon, 13 Apr 2020 10:14:56 -0400	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <>

On 4/13/2020 9:15 AM, Son Luong Ngoc wrote:
> Hi Derrick,
> First of all, thanks a ton for upstreaming this.
> Despite multiple complaints about re-implementing cron in git,
> I see this as a huge improvement to git UX and it is very much welcome change.
>> 3. By adding a new refspec "+refs/heads/*:refs/hidden/<remote>/*"
>>    we can ensure that we actually load the new values somewhere in
>>    our refspace while not updating refs/heads or refs/remotes. By
>>    storing these refs here, the commit-graph job will update the
>>    commit-graph with the commits from these hidden refs.
> Ideally I think we want to let user configure which refs they want to
> prefetch with the default behavior being prefecting all HEADS
> available from remote.
> Using Facebook's Mercurial extension
> [RemoteFileLog](
> as a UX reference,
> users should only prefetch the refs that they actually care about.

I will be sure to review this prior art before
submitting an update to this series.

>> 1. One downside of the refs/hidden pattern is that 'git log' will
>>    decorate commits with twice as many refs if they appear at a
>>    remote ref (<remote>/<ref> _and_ refs/hidden/<remote>/<ref>). Is
>>    there an easy way to exclude a refspace from decorations? Should
>>    we make refs/hidden/* a "special" refspace that is excluded from
>>    decorations?
> In git-log, there is
> [--decorate-refs-exclude](
> which I think we can move into git-config as
> `log.decorate-refs-exclude`?
> If you let the `prefetch refs` be configurable as I suggested above, I
> think it make sense to have the git-log exclusions being configurable
> as well.

I was literally just working on exactly this when
your message arrived. I was going to name the config
option "log.decorateExclude".


  reply	other threads:[~2020-04-13 14:15 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 8+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2020-04-13 13:15 Son Luong Ngoc
2020-04-13 14:14 ` Derrick Stolee [this message]
  -- strict thread matches above, loose matches on Subject: below --
2020-04-03 20:47 [PATCH 00/15] [RFC] Maintenance jobs and job runner Derrick Stolee via GitGitGadget
2020-04-03 20:48 ` [PATCH 03/15] run-job: implement fetch job Derrick Stolee via GitGitGadget
2020-04-05 15:14   ` Phillip Wood
2020-04-06 12:48     ` Derrick Stolee
2020-04-05 20:28   ` Junio C Hamano
2020-04-06 12:46     ` Derrick Stolee
2020-05-20 19:08   ` Josh Steadmon

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