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From: Junio C Hamano <gitster@pobox.com>
To: Taylor Blau <me@ttaylorr.com>
Cc: git@vger.kernel.org, Jeff King <peff@peff.net>,
	Derrick Stolee <derrickstolee@github.com>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] builtin/pack-objects.c: introduce `pack.extraCruftTips`
Date: Thu, 20 Apr 2023 11:12:34 -0700	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <xmqqzg72zalp.fsf@gitster.g> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <8af478ebe34539b68ffb9b353bbb1372dfca3871.1682011600.git.me@ttaylorr.com> (Taylor Blau's message of "Thu, 20 Apr 2023 13:27:06 -0400")

Taylor Blau <me@ttaylorr.com> writes:

> This patch introduces a new configuration, `pack.extraCruftTips` which
> allows the caller to specify a program (or set of programs) whose output
> is treated as a set of objects to treat as "kept", even if they are
> unreachable and have aged out of the retention period.

I can see why this would make the implementation simpler, simply
because no existing codepaths that determines if an object is still
live knows about such a program hence all the codepaths by default
keep considering them expungeable crufts except for a very limited
set of codepaths that will pay attention to the program.  But it
makes me wonder if it would make the life of end-users simpler if we
reserve a special ref hierarchy, say "refs/crufts/*", than having to
write a program for doing something like this.

Thanks.

  reply	other threads:[~2023-04-20 18:12 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 31+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2023-04-20 17:27 [PATCH] builtin/pack-objects.c: introduce `pack.extraCruftTips` Taylor Blau
2023-04-20 18:12 ` Junio C Hamano [this message]
2023-04-20 19:30   ` Taylor Blau
2023-04-20 19:52     ` Junio C Hamano
2023-04-20 20:48       ` Taylor Blau
2023-04-21  0:10 ` Chris Torek
2023-04-21  2:14   ` Taylor Blau
2023-04-25 19:42 ` Derrick Stolee
2023-04-25 21:25   ` Taylor Blau
2023-04-26 10:52     ` Derrick Stolee
2023-05-03  0:06       ` Taylor Blau
2023-05-03  0:09 ` [PATCH v2] " Taylor Blau
2023-05-03 14:01   ` Derrick Stolee
2023-05-03 19:59   ` Jeff King
2023-05-03 21:22     ` Taylor Blau
2023-05-05 21:23       ` Jeff King
2023-05-06  0:06         ` Taylor Blau
2023-05-06  0:14           ` Taylor Blau
2023-05-03 21:28     ` Taylor Blau
2023-05-05 21:26       ` Jeff King
2023-05-05 22:13         ` Jeff King
2023-05-06  0:13           ` Taylor Blau
2023-05-06  0:20             ` Taylor Blau
2023-05-06  2:12             ` Jeff King
2023-05-03 22:05 ` [PATCH v3] " Taylor Blau
2023-05-03 23:18   ` Junio C Hamano
2023-05-03 23:42     ` Junio C Hamano
2023-05-03 23:48       ` Taylor Blau
2023-05-03 23:50       ` Taylor Blau
2023-05-05 21:39     ` Jeff King
2023-05-05 22:19   ` Jeff King

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