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From: Derrick Stolee <derrickstolee@github.com>
To: Junio C Hamano <gitster@pobox.com>,
	Derrick Stolee via GitGitGadget <gitgitgadget@gmail.com>
Cc: git@vger.kernel.org, vdye@github.com
Subject: Re: [PATCH] maintenance: make unregister idempotent
Date: Thu, 22 Sep 2022 08:37:47 -0400	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <bc57439a-bddc-6c1a-a51d-11498d17c206@github.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <xmqqpmfo4pc7.fsf@gitster.g>

On 9/21/2022 1:19 PM, Junio C Hamano wrote:
> "Derrick Stolee via GitGitGadget" <gitgitgadget@gmail.com> writes:
> 
>> From: Derrick Stolee <derrickstolee@github.com>
>>
>> The 'git maintenance unregister' subcommand has a step that removes the
>> current repository from the multi-valued maitenance.repo config key.
>> This fails if the repository is not listed in that key. This makes
>> running 'git maintenance unregister' twice result in a failure in the
>> second instance.
>>
>> Make this task idempotent, since the end result is the same in both
>> cases: maintenance will no longer run on this repository.
> 
> I am not sure if this is a good idea.  What is the ultimate reason
> why we want to allow running it blindly without knowing if it is
> necessary?  Is it because there is no easy way to tell if unregister
> is needed in the first place?

We want to leave the internal details of what it means to be
registered as hidden to the user. They could look for the repo in
the global config, but that seems like a hassle when they just
want to make sure they are not currently registered. 

>> +	# Expect unregister to be idempotent.
>> +	git maintenance unregister
>>  '
> 
> ... given that the user does not have any control over what to
> unregister from the command line (it is decided implicitly by where
> the user is), I am halfway OK with it.
> 
> A user with two repositories may still be upset after running
> "unregister" in the one they did not mean to, and not getting told
> about the mistake, though, e.g.
...
> I wonder if something like the "--force" option, 

I like the --force option. I'll add it in v2 and then update Scalar
to use that option.

Thanks,
-Stolee

  reply	other threads:[~2022-09-22 12:39 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 34+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2022-09-20  1:02 [PATCH] maintenance: make unregister idempotent Derrick Stolee via GitGitGadget
2022-09-21 17:19 ` Junio C Hamano
2022-09-22 12:37   ` Derrick Stolee [this message]
2022-09-22 19:31     ` Junio C Hamano
2022-09-22 19:46       ` Derrick Stolee
2022-09-22 20:44         ` Junio C Hamano
2022-09-22 13:37 ` [PATCH v2 0/2] scalar: " Derrick Stolee via GitGitGadget
2022-09-22 13:37   ` [PATCH v2 1/2] maintenance: add 'unregister --force' Derrick Stolee via GitGitGadget
2022-09-23 13:08     ` SZEDER Gábor
2022-09-26 13:32       ` Derrick Stolee
2022-09-26 15:39         ` Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason
2022-09-26 17:25           ` Derrick Stolee
2022-09-26 19:17             ` Junio C Hamano
2022-09-22 13:37   ` [PATCH v2 2/2] scalar: make 'unregister' idempotent Derrick Stolee via GitGitGadget
2022-09-26 18:48   ` [PATCH v3 0/3] scalar: make unregister idempotent Derrick Stolee via GitGitGadget
2022-09-26 18:48     ` [PATCH v3 1/3] maintenance: add 'unregister --force' Derrick Stolee via GitGitGadget
2022-09-26 19:23       ` Junio C Hamano
2022-09-26 20:49         ` Derrick Stolee
2022-09-26 21:55       ` Junio C Hamano
2022-09-27 11:38         ` Derrick Stolee
2022-09-27 11:54           ` Derrick Stolee
2022-09-27 13:36             ` Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason
2022-09-27 13:55               ` Derrick Stolee
2022-09-26 18:48     ` [PATCH v3 2/3] scalar: make 'unregister' idempotent Derrick Stolee via GitGitGadget
2022-09-26 18:48     ` [PATCH v3 3/3] gc: replace config subprocesses with API calls Derrick Stolee via GitGitGadget
2022-09-26 19:27       ` Junio C Hamano
2022-09-27 13:56     ` [PATCH v4 0/4] scalar: make unregister idempotent Derrick Stolee via GitGitGadget
2022-09-27 13:56       ` [PATCH v4 1/4] maintenance: add 'unregister --force' Derrick Stolee via GitGitGadget
2022-09-27 13:56       ` [PATCH v4 2/4] scalar: make 'unregister' idempotent Derrick Stolee via GitGitGadget
2022-09-27 13:57       ` [PATCH v4 3/4] gc: replace config subprocesses with API calls Derrick Stolee via GitGitGadget
2022-09-27 13:57       ` [PATCH v4 4/4] string-list: document iterator behavior on NULL input Derrick Stolee via GitGitGadget
2022-09-27 16:39         ` Junio C Hamano
2022-09-27 16:31       ` [PATCH v4 0/4] scalar: make unregister idempotent Junio C Hamano
2022-09-27 16:54         ` Derrick Stolee

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