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From: Taylor Blau <>
To: Junio C Hamano <>
Cc: "Jakub Narębski" <>, git <>,
	"Abhishek Kumar" <>,
	"Derrick Stolee" <>,
	"Taylor Blau" <>
Subject: Re: What's cooking in git.git (Sep 2020, #03; Wed, 9)
Date: Tue, 15 Sep 2020 17:48:02 -0400
Message-ID: <20200915214802.GB1741@nand.local> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <>

On Tue, Sep 15, 2020 at 02:45:51PM -0700, Junio C Hamano wrote:
> Jakub Narębski <> writes:
> >> My gut feeling is that overflow handling needs to be there whether the
> >> field is 32-bit or 64-bit.
> >
> > Not if the size on-disk is the same as the size in memory:
> > timestamp_t is usually 64 bit (and even unsigned 64 bit epoch
> > would be enough - its range is over twenty times the present
> > age of the universe per direction).
> Yes, and "corrected commit dates" is about accommodating commits
> with absurd out-of-sync timestamp mixed in a history with commits
> with correct timestamp, right?  What happens if the absurd timestamp
> is near the limit of the range?  You do not have to live through the
> end of the universe---you only have to create a commit object that
> records such a timestamp, no?

I completely agree with Junio's sentiment here. The overflow handling
needs to exist no matter what, but let's remember what's common and what

Since it's not common to be towards the end of even just the 32-bit
range, let's "optimize" for that and store the fields as 32 bits wide.


  reply	other threads:[~2020-09-15 21:49 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 13+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2020-09-09 22:32 Junio C Hamano
2020-09-09 23:07 ` Eric Sunshine
2020-09-10  4:52   ` Junio C Hamano
2020-09-15 22:48     ` Eric Sunshine
2020-09-15 22:54       ` Junio C Hamano
2020-09-15 19:05 ` Jakub Narębski
2020-09-15 19:32   ` Taylor Blau
2020-09-15 21:14   ` Junio C Hamano
2020-09-15 21:25     ` Jakub Narębski
2020-09-15 21:45       ` Junio C Hamano
2020-09-15 21:48         ` Taylor Blau [this message]
2020-09-15 22:32           ` Junio C Hamano
2020-09-15 22:02         ` Jakub Narębski

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