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From: Eric Sunshine <sunshine@sunshineco.com>
To: Derrick Stolee via GitGitGadget <gitgitgadget@gmail.com>
Cc: "Git List" <git@vger.kernel.org>,
	"Jonathan Nieder" <jrnieder@gmail.com>,
	"Jonathan Tan" <jonathantanmy@google.com>,
	"Son Luong Ngoc" <sluongng@gmail.com>,
	"Đoàn Trần Công Danh" <congdanhqx@gmail.com>,
	"Martin Ågren" <martin.agren@gmail.com>,
	"Derrick Stolee" <stolee@gmail.com>,
	"Derrick Stolee" <derrickstolee@github.com>,
	"Derrick Stolee" <dstolee@microsoft.com>
Subject: Re: [PATCH v5 4/4] maintenance: use Windows scheduled tasks
Date: Fri, 27 Nov 2020 04:08:10 -0500	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <CAPig+cQ6vZzbb36t5Kn=NM9wXC8i1MpcGXfK=QwnNRoTQsQP0A@mail.gmail.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <ac9a28bea39b4d1897ad6a41331e52770c8c7531.1606191405.git.gitgitgadget@gmail.com>

On Mon, Nov 23, 2020 at 11:16 PM Derrick Stolee via GitGitGadget
<gitgitgadget@gmail.com> wrote:
> Git's background maintenance uses cron by default, but this is not
> available on Windows. Instead, integrate with Task Scheduler.
> [...]
> Signed-off-by: Derrick Stolee <dstolee@microsoft.com>
> ---
> diff --git a/builtin/gc.c b/builtin/gc.c
> @@ -1671,6 +1671,162 @@ static int launchctl_update_schedule(int run_maintenance, int fd, const char *cm
> +static int schtasks_schedule_task(const char *exec_path, enum schedule_priority schedule, const char *cmd)
> +{
> +       const char *frequency = get_frequency(schedule);
> +
> +       tfile = xmks_tempfile("schedule_XXXXXX");
> +       if (!tfile || !fdopen_tempfile(tfile, "w"))
> +               die(_("failed to create temp xml file"));

Several comments:

The "x" prefix on xmks_tempfile() means that it will die() if it can't
open the tempfile, so the `!tfile` condition is pointless, thus it
could be written:

    if (!fdopen_tempfile(tfile, "w"))

The mks_tempfile_t*() functions with a trailing "t" will place the
temporary file in TMPDIR, whereas xmks_tempfile() used here places it
in the worktree directory, which is not as desirable. Ideally, this
would be using xmks_tempfile_t(), however, that function doesn't exist
yet in tempfile.h, so the best you can do (without the extra work of
also adding the missing function) is to use mks_tempfile_t(). That
doesn't die(), so `!tfile` would still be needed in the conditional.

In earlier versions, you incorporated `frequency` into the temporary
filename which was nice because it made the test easier to understand.
It's not hard to do so here, as well, nor to extract a useful filename
in the test (as I'll show below). For instance:

    struct strbuf tpath = STRBUF_INIT;
    strbuf_addf(&tpath, "schedule-%s-XXXXXX", frequency);
    tfile = mks_tempfile_t(tpath.buf);
    strbuf_release(&tpath);
    if (!tfile || !fdopen(tempfile(tfile, "w"))
        die(...);

> +       strvec_pushl(&child.args, "/create", "/tn", name, "/f", "/xml", tfile->filename.buf, NULL);

Alternately, use the getter:

    strvec_pushl(..., get_tempfile_path(&tfile), ...);

> diff --git a/t/t7900-maintenance.sh b/t/t7900-maintenance.sh
> @@ -453,6 +453,50 @@ test_expect_success !MINGW 'start and stop macOS maintenance' '
> +test_expect_success 'start and stop Windows maintenance' '
> +       write_script print-args <<-\EOF &&
> +       echo $* >>args
> +       while test $# -gt 0
> +       do
> +               case "$1" in
> +               /xml) shift; xmlfile=$1; break ;;
> +               *) shift ;;
> +               esac
> +       done
> +       lines=$(wc -l args | awk "{print \$1;}")

You're using `awk` to pluck out the line count and ignore the
filename, but the same can be accomplished by feeding the file as
stdin to `wc` rather than naming it as an argument, thus this is
equivalent:

    lines=$(wc -l <args)

However, this idea of constructing stable names for the files by
assigning them numerically incrementing values is unnecessary and
makes the test harder to understand.

> +       test -z "$xmlfile" || cp "$xmlfile" "schedule-$lines.xml"

If you take the suggestion earlier in this review of naming the file
"schedule-${frequency}-XXXXXX.xml", then you can strip it down to just
"schedule-${frequency}.xml" using the expression `${xmlfile%-*}.xml`.
There is no need for `$lines`. Thus, copying the file would become:

    test -z "$xmlfile" || cp "$xmlfile" "${xmlfile%-*}.xml"

> +       for i in 1 2 3
> +       do

Which means that you can use the more easily understood `hourly daily
weekly` enumeration here rather than `1 2 3`.

Having said all this, I'm not sure it's worth a re-roll. These sort of
tweaks can be done atop the current series if someone wants to tackle
it.

  reply	other threads:[~2020-11-27  9:12 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 83+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2020-11-03 14:03 [PATCH 0/3] Maintenance IV: Platform-specific background maintenance Derrick Stolee via GitGitGadget
2020-11-03 14:03 ` [PATCH 1/3] maintenance: extract platform-specific scheduling Derrick Stolee via GitGitGadget
2020-11-03 14:03 ` [PATCH 2/3] maintenance: use launchctl on macOS Derrick Stolee via GitGitGadget
2020-11-03 18:45   ` Eric Sunshine
2020-11-03 21:21     ` Derrick Stolee
2020-11-03 22:27       ` Eric Sunshine
2020-11-04 13:33         ` Derrick Stolee
2020-11-04 14:17       ` Derrick Stolee
2020-11-03 14:03 ` [PATCH 3/3] maintenance: use Windows scheduled tasks Derrick Stolee via GitGitGadget
2020-11-03 19:06   ` Eric Sunshine
2020-11-03 21:23     ` Derrick Stolee
2020-11-03 20:18 ` [PATCH 0/3] Maintenance IV: Platform-specific background maintenance Junio C Hamano
2020-11-03 20:21 ` Junio C Hamano
2020-11-03 21:09   ` Derrick Stolee
2020-11-03 22:30     ` Junio C Hamano
2020-11-04 13:02       ` Derrick Stolee
2020-11-04 17:00         ` Junio C Hamano
2020-11-04 18:43           ` Derrick Stolee
2020-11-04 20:06 ` [PATCH v2 0/4] " Derrick Stolee via GitGitGadget
2020-11-04 20:06   ` [PATCH v2 1/4] maintenance: extract platform-specific scheduling Derrick Stolee via GitGitGadget
2020-11-04 20:06   ` [PATCH v2 2/4] maintenance: include 'cron' details in docs Derrick Stolee via GitGitGadget
2020-11-11  7:10     ` Eric Sunshine
2020-11-04 20:06   ` [PATCH v2 3/4] maintenance: use launchctl on macOS Derrick Stolee via GitGitGadget
2020-11-11  8:12     ` Eric Sunshine
2020-11-12 13:42       ` Derrick Stolee
2020-11-12 16:43         ` Eric Sunshine
2020-11-04 20:06   ` [PATCH v2 4/4] maintenance: use Windows scheduled tasks Derrick Stolee via GitGitGadget
2020-11-11  8:59     ` Eric Sunshine
2020-11-12 13:56       ` Derrick Stolee
2020-11-13 14:00   ` [PATCH v3 0/4] Maintenance IV: Platform-specific background maintenance Derrick Stolee via GitGitGadget
2020-11-13 14:00     ` [PATCH v3 1/4] maintenance: extract platform-specific scheduling Derrick Stolee via GitGitGadget
2020-11-13 14:00     ` [PATCH v3 2/4] maintenance: include 'cron' details in docs Derrick Stolee via GitGitGadget
2020-11-13 14:00     ` [PATCH v3 3/4] maintenance: use launchctl on macOS Derrick Stolee via GitGitGadget
2020-11-13 20:19       ` Eric Sunshine
2020-11-13 20:42         ` Derrick Stolee
2020-11-13 20:53           ` Eric Sunshine
2020-11-13 20:56             ` Eric Sunshine
2020-11-13 14:00     ` [PATCH v3 4/4] maintenance: use Windows scheduled tasks Derrick Stolee via GitGitGadget
2020-11-13 20:44       ` Eric Sunshine
2020-11-13 21:32         ` Derrick Stolee
2020-11-13 21:40           ` Eric Sunshine
2020-11-16 13:13             ` Derrick Stolee
2020-11-13 20:47     ` [PATCH v3 0/4] Maintenance IV: Platform-specific background maintenance Eric Sunshine
2020-11-14  9:23       ` Eric Sunshine
2020-11-16 13:17         ` Derrick Stolee
2020-11-17 21:13     ` [PATCH v4 " Derrick Stolee via GitGitGadget
2020-11-17 21:13       ` [PATCH v4 1/4] maintenance: extract platform-specific scheduling Derrick Stolee via GitGitGadget
2020-11-17 21:13       ` [PATCH v4 2/4] maintenance: include 'cron' details in docs Derrick Stolee via GitGitGadget
2020-11-18  0:34         ` Eric Sunshine
2020-11-18 18:30           ` Derrick Stolee
2020-11-17 21:13       ` [PATCH v4 3/4] maintenance: use launchctl on macOS Derrick Stolee via GitGitGadget
2020-11-18  6:45         ` Eric Sunshine
2020-11-18 18:22           ` Derrick Stolee
2020-11-17 21:13       ` [PATCH v4 4/4] maintenance: use Windows scheduled tasks Derrick Stolee via GitGitGadget
2020-11-18  7:15         ` Eric Sunshine
2020-11-18 18:30           ` Derrick Stolee
2020-11-18 20:54             ` Eric Sunshine
2020-11-18 21:16               ` Derrick Stolee
2020-11-17 23:36       ` [PATCH v4 0/4] Maintenance IV: Platform-specific background maintenance Eric Sunshine
2020-11-24  2:20         ` Derrick Stolee
2020-11-24  2:59           ` Eric Sunshine
2020-11-17 23:54       ` Eric Sunshine
2020-11-24  4:16       ` [PATCH v5 " Derrick Stolee via GitGitGadget
2020-11-24  4:16         ` [PATCH v5 1/4] maintenance: extract platform-specific scheduling Derrick Stolee via GitGitGadget
2020-11-24  4:16         ` [PATCH v5 2/4] maintenance: include 'cron' details in docs Derrick Stolee via GitGitGadget
2020-11-24  4:16         ` [PATCH v5 3/4] maintenance: use launchctl on macOS Derrick Stolee via GitGitGadget
2020-11-24  4:16         ` [PATCH v5 4/4] maintenance: use Windows scheduled tasks Derrick Stolee via GitGitGadget
2020-11-27  9:08           ` Eric Sunshine [this message]
2020-12-09 19:28         ` [PATCH v6 0/4] Maintenance IV: Platform-specific background maintenance Derrick Stolee via GitGitGadget
2020-12-09 19:28           ` [PATCH v6 1/4] maintenance: extract platform-specific scheduling Derrick Stolee via GitGitGadget
2020-12-09 19:29           ` [PATCH v6 2/4] maintenance: include 'cron' details in docs Derrick Stolee via GitGitGadget
2020-12-09 19:29           ` [PATCH v6 3/4] maintenance: use launchctl on macOS Derrick Stolee via GitGitGadget
2020-12-09 19:29           ` [PATCH v6 4/4] maintenance: use Windows scheduled tasks Derrick Stolee via GitGitGadget
2020-12-10  0:32           ` [PATCH v6 0/4] Maintenance IV: Platform-specific background maintenance Junio C Hamano
2020-12-10  0:49             ` Eric Sunshine
2020-12-10  1:04               ` Junio C Hamano
2021-01-05 12:17                 ` Derrick Stolee
2021-01-05 13:08           ` [PATCH v7 " Derrick Stolee via GitGitGadget
2021-01-05 13:08             ` [PATCH v7 1/4] maintenance: extract platform-specific scheduling Derrick Stolee via GitGitGadget
2021-01-05 13:08             ` [PATCH v7 2/4] maintenance: include 'cron' details in docs Derrick Stolee via GitGitGadget
2021-01-05 13:08             ` [PATCH v7 3/4] maintenance: use launchctl on macOS Derrick Stolee via GitGitGadget
2021-01-10  6:34               ` Eric Sunshine
2021-01-05 13:08             ` [PATCH v7 4/4] maintenance: use Windows scheduled tasks Derrick Stolee via GitGitGadget

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