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From: Junio C Hamano <gitster@pobox.com>
To: Phillip Wood <phillip.wood123@gmail.com>
Cc: Patrick Steinhardt <ps@pks.im>, git <git@vger.kernel.org>,
	Christian Couder <christian.couder@gmail.com>
Subject: Re: [PATCH v3 9/9] update-ref: implement interactive transaction handling
Date: Fri, 03 Apr 2020 10:33:58 -0700
Message-ID: <xmqqa73s1njt.fsf@gitster.c.googlers.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <fd4b874a-478f-2139-e910-c000b8a1f396@gmail.com> (Phillip Wood's message of "Fri, 3 Apr 2020 14:40:26 +0100")

Phillip Wood <phillip.wood123@gmail.com> writes:

> I found the talk of "non-transactional" sessions a bit confusing
> because the normal --stdin does update all the refs it is given as a
> single transaction, so that if it cannot update one ref none of them
> are updated. If I've understood correctly these changes are about
> coordinating transactions across several repositories. I'm not sure
> how best to convey that in the man page - perhaps we could call them
> single repository transactions and multi repository transaction or
> something.

FWIW, I described the topic in my "What's cooking" report as adding
an ingredient to implement two-phase commit-style atomic updates
across multiple repositories.  These "prepare to commit, now if you
say 'yes I am ready', there is no taking it back", "now do the
commit as you promised", and "Earlier I made you promise that you'd
commit all when I tell you, but you no longer should commit" are
good enough ingredients, but I am not so sure about the actual
implementation in this topic (or it is really possible to make the
promise "ok, now I can commit everything without lock conflicts if
you tell me" with our ref API, which does not have "now freeze all
refs in the repository---from now on until I say otherwise, no refs
can be manipulated", in the first place).


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Thread overview: 48+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2020-03-25  9:53 [PATCH 0/9] Support for transactions in `git-update-ref --stdin` Patrick Steinhardt
2020-03-25  9:53 ` [PATCH 1/9] refs: fix segfault when aborting empty transaction Patrick Steinhardt
2020-03-27 19:59   ` Junio C Hamano
2020-03-25  9:53 ` [PATCH 2/9] git-update-ref.txt: add missing word Patrick Steinhardt
2020-03-25  9:53 ` [PATCH 3/9] strbuf: provide function to append whole lines Patrick Steinhardt
2020-03-27 21:04   ` Junio C Hamano
2020-03-30 13:25     ` Patrick Steinhardt
2020-03-30 17:12       ` Junio C Hamano
2020-03-25  9:53 ` [PATCH 4/9] update-ref: organize commands in an array Patrick Steinhardt
2020-03-27 21:25   ` Junio C Hamano
2020-03-30  8:05     ` Patrick Steinhardt
2020-03-30 16:55       ` Junio C Hamano
2020-03-30 17:37         ` Patrick Steinhardt
2020-03-25  9:54 ` [PATCH 5/9] update-ref: drop unused argument for `parse_refname` Patrick Steinhardt
2020-03-25  9:54 ` [PATCH 6/9] update-ref: pass end pointer instead of strbuf Patrick Steinhardt
2020-03-25  9:54 ` [PATCH 7/9] update-ref: move transaction handling into `update_refs_stdin()` Patrick Steinhardt
2020-03-27 21:44   ` Junio C Hamano
2020-03-25  9:54 ` [PATCH 8/9] update-ref: read commands in a line-wise fashion Patrick Steinhardt
2020-03-27 21:58   ` Junio C Hamano
2020-03-30  8:11     ` Patrick Steinhardt
2020-03-30 17:39       ` Junio C Hamano
2020-03-25  9:54 ` [PATCH 9/9] update-ref: implement interactive transaction handling Patrick Steinhardt
2020-03-27 22:00   ` Junio C Hamano
2020-03-30 13:46 ` [PATCH v2 0/9] Support for transactions in `git-update-ref --stdin` Patrick Steinhardt
2020-03-30 13:46   ` [PATCH v2 1/9] refs: fix segfault when aborting empty transaction Patrick Steinhardt
2020-03-30 13:46   ` [PATCH v2 2/9] git-update-ref.txt: add missing word Patrick Steinhardt
2020-03-30 13:46   ` [PATCH v2 3/9] strbuf: provide function to append whole lines Patrick Steinhardt
2020-03-30 13:46   ` [PATCH v2 4/9] update-ref: organize commands in an array Patrick Steinhardt
2020-03-30 13:46   ` [PATCH v2 5/9] update-ref: drop unused argument for `parse_refname` Patrick Steinhardt
2020-03-30 13:46   ` [PATCH v2 6/9] update-ref: pass end pointer instead of strbuf Patrick Steinhardt
2020-03-30 13:46   ` [PATCH v2 7/9] update-ref: move transaction handling into `update_refs_stdin()` Patrick Steinhardt
2020-03-30 13:46   ` [PATCH v2 8/9] update-ref: read commands in a line-wise fashion Patrick Steinhardt
2020-03-30 13:47   ` [PATCH v2 9/9] update-ref: implement interactive transaction handling Patrick Steinhardt
2020-04-02  7:09 ` [PATCH v3 0/9] Support for transactions in `git-update-ref --stdin` Patrick Steinhardt
2020-04-02  7:09   ` [PATCH v3 1/9] refs: fix segfault when aborting empty transaction Patrick Steinhardt
2020-04-02  7:09   ` [PATCH v3 2/9] git-update-ref.txt: add missing word Patrick Steinhardt
2020-04-02  7:09   ` [PATCH v3 3/9] strbuf: provide function to append whole lines Patrick Steinhardt
2020-04-02  7:09   ` [PATCH v3 4/9] update-ref: organize commands in an array Patrick Steinhardt
2020-04-02  7:09   ` [PATCH v3 5/9] update-ref: drop unused argument for `parse_refname` Patrick Steinhardt
2020-04-02  7:09   ` [PATCH v3 6/9] update-ref: pass end pointer instead of strbuf Patrick Steinhardt
2020-04-02  7:09   ` [PATCH v3 7/9] update-ref: move transaction handling into `update_refs_stdin()` Patrick Steinhardt
2020-04-02  7:09   ` [PATCH v3 8/9] update-ref: read commands in a line-wise fashion Patrick Steinhardt
2020-04-02  7:10   ` [PATCH v3 9/9] update-ref: implement interactive transaction handling Patrick Steinhardt
2020-04-03 13:40     ` Phillip Wood
2020-04-03 16:51       ` Patrick Steinhardt
2020-04-03 17:33       ` Junio C Hamano [this message]
2020-04-03 17:35         ` Junio C Hamano
2020-04-06  7:10         ` Patrick Steinhardt

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