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From: Derrick Stolee <stolee@gmail.com>
To: Junio C Hamano <gitster@pobox.com>,
	Derrick Stolee via GitGitGadget <gitgitgadget@gmail.com>
Cc: git@vger.kernel.org, newren@gmail.com, matheus.bernardino@usp.br,
	Derrick Stolee <derrickstolee@github.com>,
	Derrick Stolee <dstolee@microsoft.com>
Subject: Re: [PATCH 2/5] add: allow operating on a sparse-only index
Date: Wed, 21 Jul 2021 18:50:17 -0400	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <1c7170b3-c7e3-8cb6-0cb9-5dc96c7e7ce1@gmail.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <xmqqfsw7cnsv.fsf@gitster.g>

On 7/21/21 6:19 PM, Junio C Hamano wrote:
> "Derrick Stolee via GitGitGadget" <gitgitgadget@gmail.com> writes:
> 
>> From: Derrick Stolee <dstolee@microsoft.com>
>>
>> Disable command_requires_full_index for 'git add'. This does not require
>> any additional removals of ensure_full_index(). The main reason is that
>> 'git add' discovers changes based on the pathspec and the worktree
>> itself. These are then inserted into the index directly, and calls to
>> index_name_pos() or index_file_exists() already call expand_to_path() at
>> the appropriate time to support a sparse-index.
> 
> OK.  With that explained, it still is quite surprising that we only
> need this change (eh, rather, doing this change is safe without
> doing anything else).

Yes, all of the hard work was done by the earlier work to expand
a sparse index when we search for a specific path that lands
within a sparse directory. See 95e0321 (read-cache: expand on query
into sparse-directory entry, 2021-04-01) for the specifics.

>> -	# This "git add folder1/a" fails with a warning
>> -	# in the sparse repos, differing from the full
>> -	# repo. This is intentional.
>> -	test_sparse_match test_must_fail git add folder1/a &&
>> -	test_sparse_match test_must_fail git add --refresh folder1/a &&
>> -	test_all_match git status --porcelain=v2 &&
> 
> And nice to see a known limitation lifted.

Thank you for pointing this out. This actually starts to _fail_ now
that we allow sparse indexes in 'git add', but it's because the error
messages don't match, not that the 'test_must_fail' is violated.

Patch 4 adds a similar test that is then set to work in patch 5. That
allows us a clear way to describe the behavior change and to motivate
the fix in patch 5. This could be explained better, perhaps by merging
Patch 4 into this one. That helps describe how this specific case
changes behavior (for the worse) in this patch, but is handled in a
careful way later, once the behavior change is documented.

If there is a better way to reorganize these patches, then I could
try another approach.

Thanks,
-Stolee


  reply	other threads:[~2021-07-21 22:50 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 38+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2021-07-21 21:06 [PATCH 0/5] Sparse Index: Integrate with 'git add' Derrick Stolee via GitGitGadget
2021-07-21 21:06 ` [PATCH 1/5] t1092: test merge conflicts outside cone Derrick Stolee via GitGitGadget
2021-07-23 17:34   ` Elijah Newren
2021-07-23 17:44     ` Eric Sunshine
2021-07-23 17:47       ` Elijah Newren
2021-07-26 14:10     ` Derrick Stolee
2021-07-21 21:06 ` [PATCH 2/5] add: allow operating on a sparse-only index Derrick Stolee via GitGitGadget
2021-07-21 22:19   ` Junio C Hamano
2021-07-21 22:50     ` Derrick Stolee [this message]
2021-07-23 17:45   ` Elijah Newren
2021-07-26 13:11     ` Derrick Stolee
2021-07-26 13:33     ` Derrick Stolee
2021-07-21 21:06 ` [PATCH 3/5] pathspec: stop calling ensure_full_index Derrick Stolee via GitGitGadget
2021-07-23 18:17   ` Elijah Newren
2021-07-21 21:06 ` [PATCH 4/5] t1092: 'git add --refresh' difference with sparse-index Derrick Stolee via GitGitGadget
2021-07-21 21:06 ` [PATCH 5/5] add: ignore outside the sparse-checkout in refresh() Derrick Stolee via GitGitGadget
2021-07-23 19:46   ` Elijah Newren
2021-07-23 12:51 ` [PATCH 0/5] Sparse Index: Integrate with 'git add' Elijah Newren
2021-07-23 20:10   ` Elijah Newren
2021-07-26 15:18 ` [PATCH v2 " Derrick Stolee via GitGitGadget
2021-07-26 15:18   ` [PATCH v2 1/5] t1092: test merge conflicts outside cone Derrick Stolee via GitGitGadget
2021-07-26 15:18   ` [PATCH v2 2/5] add: allow operating on a sparse-only index Derrick Stolee via GitGitGadget
2021-07-26 15:18   ` [PATCH v2 3/5] pathspec: stop calling ensure_full_index Derrick Stolee via GitGitGadget
2021-07-26 15:18   ` [PATCH v2 4/5] add: ignore outside the sparse-checkout in refresh() Derrick Stolee via GitGitGadget
2021-07-26 15:18   ` [PATCH v2 5/5] add: remove ensure_full_index() with --renormalize Derrick Stolee via GitGitGadget
2021-07-28 23:13   ` [PATCH v2 0/5] Sparse Index: Integrate with 'git add' Elijah Newren
2021-07-29  2:03     ` Derrick Stolee
2021-07-29  2:57       ` Elijah Newren
2021-07-29 14:49         ` Derrick Stolee
2021-07-30 12:52           ` Elijah Newren
2021-07-29 14:52   ` [PATCH v3 " Derrick Stolee via GitGitGadget
2021-07-29 14:52     ` [PATCH v3 1/5] t1092: test merge conflicts outside cone Derrick Stolee via GitGitGadget
2021-07-29 14:52     ` [PATCH v3 2/5] add: allow operating on a sparse-only index Derrick Stolee via GitGitGadget
2021-07-29 14:52     ` [PATCH v3 3/5] pathspec: stop calling ensure_full_index Derrick Stolee via GitGitGadget
2021-07-29 14:52     ` [PATCH v3 4/5] add: ignore outside the sparse-checkout in refresh() Derrick Stolee via GitGitGadget
2021-07-29 14:52     ` [PATCH v3 5/5] add: remove ensure_full_index() with --renormalize Derrick Stolee via GitGitGadget
2021-07-29 14:58     ` [PATCH v3 0/5] Sparse Index: Integrate with 'git add' Elijah Newren
2021-07-29 23:00     ` Junio C Hamano

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