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* [PATCH 00/23] [RFC] Builtin FSMonitor Feature
@ 2021-04-01 15:40 Jeff Hostetler via GitGitGadget
  2021-04-01 15:40 ` [PATCH 01/23] fsmonitor--daemon: man page and documentation Jeff Hostetler via GitGitGadget
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From: Jeff Hostetler via GitGitGadget @ 2021-04-01 15:40 UTC (permalink / raw)
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This patch series adds a builtin FSMonitor daemon to Git.

This daemon uses platform-specific filesystem notifications to keep track of
changes to a working directory. It also listens over the "Simple IPC"
facility for client requests and responds with a list of files/directories
that have been recently modified.

Client commands, such as git status, already know how to request a list of
modified files via the FSMonitor Hook. This patch series teaches client
commands to talk directly to the daemon via IPC and avoid the overhead of
the hook API. (Hook process creation can be expensive on Windows.)

Since the daemon is a feature of Git, rather than a generic third-party tool
like Watchman, the daemon can format its response to be exactly what the
client needs, so there is no need for a hook process to proxy and reformat
the data. For example, when Watchman is used, Watchman responds in JSON and
the hook process (typically a PERL script) must parse it and convert it into
a simple NUL-delimited list. FSMonitor daemon responses are already in this
NUL-delimited format, so no processing is required.

The current daemon implementation is rather simple in that it just records
the set of files/directories that have changed. For example, it is not aware
of specific Git features, such as .gitignore and doesn't attempt to filter
out ignored files. Having a Git-specific daemon lets us explore such things
in the future.

Finally, having a builtin daemon eliminates the need for user to download
and install a third-party tool. This makes enterprise deployments simpler
since there are fewer parts to install, maintain, and updates to track.

This RFC version includes support for Windows and MacOS file system events.
A Linux version will be submitted in a later patch series.

This patch series is being previewed as an experimental feature in Git for

This patch series requires the jh/simple-ipc and jh/fsmonitor-prework patch

Jeff Hostetler (21):
  fsmonitor--daemon: man page and documentation
  fsmonitor-ipc: create client routines for git-fsmonitor--daemon
  fsmonitor--daemon: add a built-in fsmonitor daemon
  fsmonitor--daemon: implement client command options
  fsmonitor-fs-listen-win32: stub in backend for Windows
  fsmonitor-fs-listen-macos: stub in backend for MacOS
  fsmonitor--daemon: implement daemon command options
  fsmonitor--daemon: add pathname classification
  fsmonitor--daemon: define token-ids
  fsmonitor--daemon: create token-based changed path cache
  fsmonitor-fs-listen-win32: implement FSMonitor backend on Windows
  fsmonitor-fs-listen-macos: add macos header files for FSEvent
  fsmonitor-fs-listen-macos: implement FSEvent listener on MacOS
  fsmonitor--daemon: implement handle_client callback
  fsmonitor--daemon: periodically truncate list of modified files
  fsmonitor--daemon:: introduce client delay for testing
  fsmonitor--daemon: use a cookie file to sync with file system
  fsmonitor: force update index when fsmonitor token advances
  t7527: create test for fsmonitor--daemon
  p7519: add fsmonitor--daemon
  t7527: test status with untracked-cache and fsmonitor--daemon

Johannes Schindelin (2):
  config: FSMonitor is repository-specific
  fsmonitor: introduce `core.useBuiltinFSMonitor` to call the daemon via

 .gitignore                                   |    1 +
 Documentation/config/core.txt                |   45 +-
 Documentation/git-fsmonitor--daemon.txt      |  104 ++
 Documentation/git-update-index.txt           |    4 +-
 Documentation/githooks.txt                   |    3 +-
 Makefile                                     |   15 +
 builtin.h                                    |    1 +
 builtin/fsmonitor--daemon.c                  | 1611 ++++++++++++++++++
 builtin/update-index.c                       |    4 +-
 compat/fsmonitor/fsmonitor-fs-listen-macos.c |  484 ++++++
 compat/fsmonitor/fsmonitor-fs-listen-win32.c |  514 ++++++
 compat/fsmonitor/fsmonitor-fs-listen.h       |   49 +
 config.c                                     |    9 +-
 config.h                                     |    2 +-
 config.mak.uname                             |    4 +
 contrib/buildsystems/CMakeLists.txt          |    8 +
 fsmonitor--daemon.h                          |  142 ++
 fsmonitor-ipc.c                              |  153 ++
 fsmonitor-ipc.h                              |   48 +
 fsmonitor.c                                  |   32 +-
 git.c                                        |    1 +
 help.c                                       |    4 +
 repo-settings.c                              |    3 +
 repository.h                                 |    2 +
 t/perf/                    |   37 +-
 t/                 |  582 +++++++
 26 files changed, 3839 insertions(+), 23 deletions(-)
 create mode 100644 Documentation/git-fsmonitor--daemon.txt
 create mode 100644 builtin/fsmonitor--daemon.c
 create mode 100644 compat/fsmonitor/fsmonitor-fs-listen-macos.c
 create mode 100644 compat/fsmonitor/fsmonitor-fs-listen-win32.c
 create mode 100644 compat/fsmonitor/fsmonitor-fs-listen.h
 create mode 100644 fsmonitor--daemon.h
 create mode 100644 fsmonitor-ipc.c
 create mode 100644 fsmonitor-ipc.h
 create mode 100755 t/

base-commit: f1725819714fbcd96c47ae5f14e00cc01045272f
Fetch-It-Via: git fetch pr-923/jeffhostetler/builtin-fsmonitor-v1

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