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From: Derrick Stolee <stolee@gmail.com>
To: Duy Nguyen <pclouds@gmail.com>
Cc: Git Mailing List <git@vger.kernel.org>,
	Stefan Beller <sbeller@google.com>,
	Derrick Stolee <dstolee@microsoft.com>,
	Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason <avarab@gmail.com>,
	Jonathan Nieder <jrnieder@gmail.com>,
	Jonathan Tan <jonathantanmy@google.com>,
	Martin Fick <mfick@codeaurora.org>
Subject: Re: [PATCH 06/23] midx: struct midxed_git and 'read' subcommand
Date: Wed, 20 Jun 2018 12:39:29 -0400
Message-ID: <4baf0a39-36ec-56b1-2cc4-400128324c4a@gmail.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <CACsJy8B4HBrbuog-38o4YA2dKSQejhd4LOQn4+nswi=Wnod-iQ@mail.gmail.com>

On 6/20/2018 11:07 AM, Duy Nguyen wrote:
> On Wed, Jun 20, 2018 at 3:33 PM Derrick Stolee <stolee@gmail.com> wrote:
>> On 6/7/2018 2:31 PM, Duy Nguyen wrote:
>>> On Thu, Jun 7, 2018 at 4:03 PM, Derrick Stolee <stolee@gmail.com> wrote:
>>>> diff --git a/Documentation/git-midx.txt b/Documentation/git-midx.txt
>>>> index dcaeb1a91b..919283fdd8 100644
>>>> --- a/Documentation/git-midx.txt
>>>> +++ b/Documentation/git-midx.txt
>>>> @@ -23,6 +23,11 @@ OPTIONS
>>>>           <dir>/packs/multi-pack-index for the current MIDX file, and
>>>>           <dir>/packs for the pack-files to index.
>>>>
>>>> +read::
>>>> +       When given as the verb, read the current MIDX file and output
>>>> +       basic information about its contents. Used for debugging
>>>> +       purposes only.
>>> On second thought. If you just need a temporary debugging interface,
>>> adding a program in t/helper may be a better option. In the end we
>>> might still need 'read' to dump a file out, but we should have some
>>> stable output format (and json might be a good choice).
>> My intention with this 'read' pattern in the MIDX (and commit-graph) is
>> two-fold:
>>
>> 1. We can test that we are writing the correct data in our test suite. A
>> test-tool builtin would suffice for this purpose.
>>
>> 2. We can help trouble-shoot users who may be having trouble with their
>> MIDX files. Having the subcommand in a plumbing command allows us to do
>> this in the shipped versions of Git.
>>
>> Maybe this second purpose isn't enough to justify the feature in Git and
>> we should move this to the test-tool, especially with the 'verify' mode
>> coming in a second series. Note that a 'verify' mode doesn't satisfy
>> item (1).
> Yeah I think normally we just have some "fsck" thing to verify when
> things go bad. If you need more than that I think you just ask the
> user to send the .midx to you (with full understanding of potentially
> revealing confidential info and stuff). It'll be faster than
> instructing them to "run this command", "ok, run another command"....
> I thought of suggesting a command to dump the midx file in readable
> form (like json), but I think if fsck fails then chances of that
> command successfully dumping may be very low.
>
> Either way, if the command is meant for troubleshooting, I think it
> should be added at the end when the whole midx file is implemented and
> understood and we see what we need to troubleshoot. Adding small
> pieces of changes from patch to patch makes it really hard to see if
> it helps troubleshooting at all, it just helps the first purpose.

I'll abandon point (2) for the later 'verify' patch series. Adding the 
test helper early allows tests to demonstrate that each patch does the 
right thing, and that we don't miss testing something.

Thanks,
-Stolee

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Thread overview: 192+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2018-06-07 14:03 [PATCH 00/23] Multi-pack-index (MIDX) Derrick Stolee
2018-06-07 14:03 ` [PATCH 01/23] midx: add design document Derrick Stolee
2018-06-11 19:04   ` Stefan Beller
2018-06-18 18:48     ` Derrick Stolee
2018-06-07 14:03 ` [PATCH 02/23] midx: add midx format details to pack-format.txt Derrick Stolee
2018-06-11 19:19   ` Stefan Beller
2018-06-18 19:01     ` Derrick Stolee
2018-06-18 19:41       ` Stefan Beller
2018-06-07 14:03 ` [PATCH 03/23] midx: add midx builtin Derrick Stolee
2018-06-07 17:20   ` Duy Nguyen
2018-06-18 19:23     ` Derrick Stolee
2018-06-11 21:02   ` Stefan Beller
2018-06-18 19:40     ` Derrick Stolee
2018-06-18 19:55       ` Stefan Beller
2018-06-18 19:58         ` Derrick Stolee
2018-06-07 14:03 ` [PATCH 04/23] midx: add 'write' subcommand and basic wiring Derrick Stolee
2018-06-07 17:27   ` Duy Nguyen
2018-06-07 14:03 ` [PATCH 05/23] midx: write header information to lockfile Derrick Stolee
2018-06-07 17:35   ` Duy Nguyen
2018-06-12 15:00   ` Duy Nguyen
2018-06-19 12:54     ` Derrick Stolee
2018-06-19 14:59       ` Duy Nguyen
2018-06-19 15:24         ` Derrick Stolee
2018-06-07 14:03 ` [PATCH 06/23] midx: struct midxed_git and 'read' subcommand Derrick Stolee
2018-06-07 17:54   ` Duy Nguyen
2018-06-20 13:13     ` Derrick Stolee
2018-06-07 18:31   ` Duy Nguyen
2018-06-20 13:33     ` Derrick Stolee
2018-06-20 15:07       ` Duy Nguyen
2018-06-20 16:39         ` Derrick Stolee [this message]
2018-06-07 14:03 ` [PATCH 07/23] midx: expand test data Derrick Stolee
2018-06-07 14:03 ` [PATCH 08/23] midx: read packfiles from pack directory Derrick Stolee
2018-06-07 18:03   ` Duy Nguyen
2018-06-20 16:33     ` [PATCH] packfile: generalize pack directory list Derrick Stolee
2018-06-07 14:03 ` [PATCH 09/23] midx: write pack names in chunk Derrick Stolee
2018-06-07 18:26   ` Duy Nguyen
2018-06-21 15:25     ` Derrick Stolee
2018-06-21 17:38       ` Junio C Hamano
2018-06-22 18:25         ` Derrick Stolee
2018-06-22 18:31           ` Junio C Hamano
2018-06-22 18:32             ` Derrick Stolee
2018-06-07 14:03 ` [PATCH 10/23] midx: write a lookup into the pack names chunk Derrick Stolee
2018-06-09 16:43   ` Duy Nguyen
2018-06-21 17:23     ` Derrick Stolee
2018-06-07 14:03 ` [PATCH 11/23] midx: sort and deduplicate objects from packfiles Derrick Stolee
2018-06-09 17:07   ` Duy Nguyen
2018-06-21 17:54     ` Derrick Stolee
2018-06-07 14:03 ` [PATCH 12/23] midx: write object ids in a chunk Derrick Stolee
2018-06-09 17:25   ` Duy Nguyen
2018-06-07 14:03 ` [PATCH 13/23] midx: write object id fanout chunk Derrick Stolee
2018-06-09 17:28   ` Duy Nguyen
2018-06-21 19:49     ` Derrick Stolee
2018-06-07 14:03 ` [PATCH 14/23] midx: write object offsets Derrick Stolee
2018-06-09 17:41   ` Duy Nguyen
2018-06-07 14:03 ` [PATCH 15/23] midx: create core.midx config setting Derrick Stolee
2018-06-07 14:03 ` [PATCH 16/23] midx: prepare midxed_git struct Derrick Stolee
2018-06-09 17:47   ` Duy Nguyen
2018-06-07 14:03 ` [PATCH 17/23] midx: read objects from multi-pack-index Derrick Stolee
2018-06-09 17:56   ` Duy Nguyen
2018-06-21 20:03     ` Derrick Stolee
2018-06-07 14:03 ` [PATCH 18/23] midx: use midx in abbreviation calculations Derrick Stolee
2018-06-09 18:01   ` Duy Nguyen
2018-06-22 18:38     ` Derrick Stolee
2018-06-07 14:03 ` [PATCH 19/23] midx: use existing midx when writing new one Derrick Stolee
2018-06-07 14:03 ` [PATCH 20/23] midx: use midx in approximate_object_count Derrick Stolee
2018-06-09 18:03   ` Duy Nguyen
2018-06-22 18:39     ` Derrick Stolee
2018-06-07 14:03 ` [PATCH 21/23] midx: prevent duplicate packfile loads Derrick Stolee
2018-06-09 18:05   ` Duy Nguyen
2018-06-07 14:03 ` [PATCH 22/23] midx: use midx to find ref-deltas Derrick Stolee
2018-06-07 14:03 ` [PATCH 23/23] midx: clear midx on repack Derrick Stolee
2018-06-09 18:13   ` Duy Nguyen
2018-06-22 18:44     ` Derrick Stolee
2018-06-07 14:06 ` [PATCH 00/23] Multi-pack-index (MIDX) Derrick Stolee
2018-06-07 14:45 ` Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason
2018-06-07 14:54   ` Derrick Stolee
2018-06-25 14:34 ` [PATCH v2 00/24] " Derrick Stolee
2018-06-25 14:34   ` [PATCH v2 01/24] multi-pack-index: add design document Derrick Stolee
2018-06-25 14:34   ` [PATCH v2 02/24] multi-pack-index: add format details Derrick Stolee
2018-06-25 14:34   ` [PATCH v2 03/24] multi-pack-index: add builtin Derrick Stolee
2018-06-25 19:15     ` Junio C Hamano
2018-06-25 14:34   ` [PATCH v2 04/24] multi-pack-index: add 'write' verb Derrick Stolee
2018-06-25 14:34   ` [PATCH v2 05/24] midx: write header information to lockfile Derrick Stolee
2018-06-25 19:19     ` Junio C Hamano
2018-07-05 19:13       ` Derrick Stolee
2018-06-25 14:34   ` [PATCH v2 06/24] multi-pack-index: load into memory Derrick Stolee
2018-06-25 19:38     ` Junio C Hamano
2018-07-05 14:19       ` Derrick Stolee
2018-07-05 18:58         ` Eric Sunshine
2018-07-06 19:20           ` Junio C Hamano
2018-06-25 14:34   ` [PATCH v2 07/24] multi-pack-index: expand test data Derrick Stolee
2018-06-25 19:45     ` Junio C Hamano
2018-06-25 14:34   ` [PATCH v2 08/24] packfile: generalize pack directory list Derrick Stolee
2018-06-25 19:57     ` Junio C Hamano
2018-06-25 14:34   ` [PATCH v2 09/24] multi-pack-index: read packfile list Derrick Stolee
2018-06-25 14:34   ` [PATCH v2 10/24] multi-pack-index: write pack names in chunk Derrick Stolee
2018-06-25 14:34   ` [PATCH v2 11/24] midx: read pack names into array Derrick Stolee
2018-06-25 23:52     ` Eric Sunshine
2018-06-25 14:34   ` [PATCH v2 12/24] midx: sort and deduplicate objects from packfiles Derrick Stolee
2018-06-25 14:34   ` [PATCH v2 13/24] midx: write object ids in a chunk Derrick Stolee
2018-06-25 14:34   ` [PATCH v2 14/24] midx: write object id fanout chunk Derrick Stolee
2018-06-25 14:34   ` [PATCH v2 15/24] midx: write object offsets Derrick Stolee
2018-06-25 14:34   ` [PATCH v2 16/24] config: create core.multiPackIndex setting Derrick Stolee
2018-06-25 14:34   ` [PATCH v2 17/24] midx: prepare midxed_git struct Derrick Stolee
2018-06-25 14:34   ` [PATCH v2 18/24] midx: read objects from multi-pack-index Derrick Stolee
2018-06-25 14:34   ` [PATCH v2 19/24] midx: use midx in abbreviation calculations Derrick Stolee
2018-06-25 14:34   ` [PATCH v2 20/24] midx: use existing midx when writing new one Derrick Stolee
2018-06-25 14:34   ` [PATCH v2 21/24] midx: use midx in approximate_object_count Derrick Stolee
2018-06-25 14:34   ` [PATCH v2 22/24] midx: prevent duplicate packfile loads Derrick Stolee
2018-06-25 14:34   ` [PATCH v2 23/24] packfile: skip loading index if in multi-pack-index Derrick Stolee
2018-06-25 14:34   ` [PATCH v2 24/24] midx: clear midx on repack Derrick Stolee
2018-07-06  0:52   ` [PATCH v3 00/24] Multi-pack-index (MIDX) Derrick Stolee
2018-07-06  0:52     ` [PATCH v3 01/24] multi-pack-index: add design document Derrick Stolee
2018-07-06  0:52     ` [PATCH v3 02/24] multi-pack-index: add format details Derrick Stolee
2018-07-06  0:53     ` [PATCH v3 03/24] multi-pack-index: add builtin Derrick Stolee
2018-07-06  3:54       ` Eric Sunshine
2018-07-06  0:53     ` [PATCH v3 04/24] multi-pack-index: add 'write' verb Derrick Stolee
2018-07-06  4:07       ` Eric Sunshine
2018-07-06  0:53     ` [PATCH v3 05/24] midx: write header information to lockfile Derrick Stolee
2018-07-06  0:53     ` [PATCH v3 06/24] multi-pack-index: load into memory Derrick Stolee
2018-07-06  4:19       ` Eric Sunshine
2018-07-06  5:18         ` Eric Sunshine
2018-07-09 19:08       ` Junio C Hamano
2018-07-12 16:06         ` Derrick Stolee
2018-07-06  0:53     ` [PATCH v3 07/24] multi-pack-index: expand test data Derrick Stolee
2018-07-06  4:36       ` Eric Sunshine
2018-07-06  5:20         ` Eric Sunshine
2018-07-12 14:10         ` Derrick Stolee
2018-07-12 18:02           ` Eric Sunshine
2018-07-12 18:06             ` Derrick Stolee
2018-07-06  0:53     ` [PATCH v3 08/24] packfile: generalize pack directory list Derrick Stolee
2018-07-06  0:53     ` [PATCH v3 09/24] multi-pack-index: read packfile list Derrick Stolee
2018-07-06  0:53     ` [PATCH v3 10/24] multi-pack-index: write pack names in chunk Derrick Stolee
2018-07-06  0:53     ` [PATCH v3 11/24] midx: read pack names into array Derrick Stolee
2018-07-06  4:58       ` Eric Sunshine
2018-07-06  0:53     ` [PATCH v3 12/24] midx: sort and deduplicate objects from packfiles Derrick Stolee
2018-07-06  0:53     ` [PATCH v3 13/24] midx: write object ids in a chunk Derrick Stolee
2018-07-06  5:04       ` Eric Sunshine
2018-07-06  0:53     ` [PATCH v3 14/24] midx: write object id fanout chunk Derrick Stolee
2018-07-06  0:53     ` [PATCH v3 15/24] midx: write object offsets Derrick Stolee
2018-07-06  5:27       ` Eric Sunshine
2018-07-12 16:33         ` Derrick Stolee
2018-07-06  0:53     ` [PATCH v3 16/24] config: create core.multiPackIndex setting Derrick Stolee
2018-07-06  5:39       ` Eric Sunshine
2018-07-12 13:19         ` Derrick Stolee
2018-07-12 16:30           ` Derrick Stolee
2018-07-11  9:48       ` SZEDER Gábor
2018-07-12 13:01         ` Derrick Stolee
2018-07-12 13:31           ` SZEDER Gábor
2018-07-12 15:40             ` Derrick Stolee
2018-07-12 17:29             ` Junio C Hamano
2018-07-06  0:53     ` [PATCH v3 17/24] midx: prepare midxed_git struct Derrick Stolee
2018-07-06  5:41       ` Eric Sunshine
2018-07-06  0:53     ` [PATCH v3 18/24] midx: read objects from multi-pack-index Derrick Stolee
2018-07-06  0:53     ` [PATCH v3 19/24] midx: use midx in abbreviation calculations Derrick Stolee
2018-07-06  0:53     ` [PATCH v3 20/24] midx: use existing midx when writing new one Derrick Stolee
2018-07-06  0:53     ` [PATCH v3 21/24] midx: use midx in approximate_object_count Derrick Stolee
2018-07-06  0:53     ` [PATCH v3 22/24] midx: prevent duplicate packfile loads Derrick Stolee
2018-07-06  0:53     ` [PATCH v3 23/24] packfile: skip loading index if in multi-pack-index Derrick Stolee
2018-07-06  0:53     ` [PATCH v3 24/24] midx: clear midx on repack Derrick Stolee
2018-07-06  5:52       ` Eric Sunshine
2018-07-12 19:39     ` [PATCH v4 00/23] Multi-pack-index (MIDX) Derrick Stolee
2018-07-12 19:39       ` [PATCH v4 01/23] multi-pack-index: add design document Derrick Stolee
2018-07-12 19:39       ` [PATCH v4 02/23] multi-pack-index: add format details Derrick Stolee
2018-07-12 19:39       ` [PATCH v4 03/23] multi-pack-index: add builtin Derrick Stolee
2018-07-20 18:22         ` Junio C Hamano
2018-07-20 22:15           ` brian m. carlson
2018-07-20 22:28             ` Junio C Hamano
2018-07-12 19:39       ` [PATCH v4 04/23] multi-pack-index: add 'write' verb Derrick Stolee
2018-07-12 22:56         ` Eric Sunshine
2018-07-12 19:39       ` [PATCH v4 05/23] midx: write header information to lockfile Derrick Stolee
2018-07-12 19:39       ` [PATCH v4 06/23] multi-pack-index: load into memory Derrick Stolee
2018-07-12 19:39       ` [PATCH v4 07/23] t5319: expand test data Derrick Stolee
2018-07-12 19:39       ` [PATCH v4 08/23] packfile: generalize pack directory list Derrick Stolee
2018-07-12 19:39       ` [PATCH v4 09/23] multi-pack-index: read packfile list Derrick Stolee
2018-07-12 19:39       ` [PATCH v4 10/23] multi-pack-index: write pack names in chunk Derrick Stolee
2018-07-12 19:39       ` [PATCH v4 11/23] midx: read pack names into array Derrick Stolee
2018-07-12 19:39       ` [PATCH v4 12/23] midx: sort and deduplicate objects from packfiles Derrick Stolee
2018-07-12 19:39       ` [PATCH v4 13/23] midx: write object ids in a chunk Derrick Stolee
2018-07-12 19:39       ` [PATCH v4 14/23] midx: write object id fanout chunk Derrick Stolee
2018-07-12 19:39       ` [PATCH v4 15/23] midx: write object offsets Derrick Stolee
2018-07-12 19:39       ` [PATCH v4 16/23] config: create core.multiPackIndex setting Derrick Stolee
2018-07-12 21:05         ` Junio C Hamano
2018-07-13  0:50           ` Derrick Stolee
2018-07-12 19:39       ` [PATCH v4 17/23] midx: read objects from multi-pack-index Derrick Stolee
2018-07-12 19:39       ` [PATCH v4 18/23] midx: use midx in abbreviation calculations Derrick Stolee
2018-07-12 19:39       ` [PATCH v4 19/23] midx: use existing midx when writing new one Derrick Stolee
2018-07-12 19:39       ` [PATCH v4 20/23] midx: use midx in approximate_object_count Derrick Stolee
2018-07-12 19:39       ` [PATCH v4 21/23] midx: prevent duplicate packfile loads Derrick Stolee
2018-07-12 19:39       ` [PATCH v4 22/23] packfile: skip loading index if in multi-pack-index Derrick Stolee
2018-07-12 19:39       ` [PATCH v4 23/23] midx: clear midx on repack Derrick Stolee
2018-07-12 21:11       ` [PATCH v4 00/23] Multi-pack-index (MIDX) Junio C Hamano

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