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From: Phillip Wood <phillip.wood123@gmail.com>
To: Junio C Hamano <gitster@pobox.com>,
	Srinidhi Kaushik <shrinidhi.kaushik@gmail.com>
Cc: git@vger.kernel.org
Subject: Re: [PATCH v4 1/3] push: add reflog check for "--force-if-includes"
Date: Mon, 21 Sep 2020 14:19:24 +0100	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <f6bb2b1f-0f1b-f196-59f1-893580430cf2@gmail.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <xmqqft7djzz0.fsf@gitster.c.googlers.com>

On 19/09/2020 21:03, Junio C Hamano wrote:
> Srinidhi Kaushik <shrinidhi.kaushik@gmail.com> writes:
> 
>> +/* Checks if the ref is reachable from the reflog entry. */
>> +static int reflog_entry_reachable(struct object_id *o_oid,
>> +			       struct object_id *n_oid,
>> +			       const char *ident, timestamp_t timestamp,
>> +			       int tz, const char *message, void *cb_data)
>> +{
>> +	struct commit *local_commit;
>> +	struct commit *remote_commit = cb_data;
>> +
>> +	local_commit = lookup_commit_reference(the_repository, n_oid);
>> +	if (local_commit)
>> +		return in_merge_bases(remote_commit, local_commit);
>> +
>> +	return 0;
>> +}
> 
> Makes me wonder, if in_merge_bases() is so expensive that it makes
> sense to split the "were we exactly at the tip?" and "is one of the
> commits we were at a descendant of the tip?" into separate phases,
> if this part should be calling in_merge_bases() one by one.
> 
> Would it make more sense to iterate over reflog entries from newer
> to older, collect them in an array of pointers to "struct commit" in
> a batch of say 8 commits or less, and then ask in_merge_bases_many()
> if the remote_commit is an ancestor of one of these local commits?

As I said before[1] I think we should also be checking the reflog dates 
so that we do not look at any local reflog entries that are older than 
the most recent reflog entry for the remote tracking branch. This 
protects against a background fetch when the remote has been rewound and 
it would also reduce the number of calls to in_merge_bases().

Best Wishes

Phillip

[1] 
https://lore.kernel.org/git/624d9e35-29b8-4012-a3d6-e9b00a9e4485@gmail.com/

> The traversal cost to start from one "local commit" to see if
> remote_commit is an ancestor of it using in_merge_bases() and
> in_merge_bases_many() should be the same and an additional traversal
> cost to start from more local commits should be negligible compared
> to the traversal itself, so making a call to in_merge_bases() for
> each local_commit smells somewhat suboptimal.
> 
> If we were talking about older parts of the history, optional
> generation numbers could change the equation somewhat, but the
> common case for the workflow this series is trying to help is that
> these local commits ane the remote tip are relatively new and it is
> not unlikely that the generation numbers have not been computed for
> them, which is why I suspect that in_merges_many may be a win.
> 
>> @@ -2301,6 +2380,15 @@ void apply_push_cas(struct push_cas_option *cas,
>>   		    struct ref *remote_refs)
>>   {
>>   	struct ref *ref;
>> -	for (ref = remote_refs; ref; ref = ref->next)
>> +	for (ref = remote_refs; ref; ref = ref->next) {
>>   		apply_cas(cas, remote, ref);
>> +
>> +		/*
>> +		 * If "compare-and-swap" is in "use_tracking[_for_rest]"
>> +		 * mode, and if "--foce-if-includes" was specified, run
>> +		 * the check.
>> +		 */
>> +		if (ref->if_includes)
>> +			check_if_includes_upstream(ref);
> 
> s/foce/force/;
> 
> I can see that the code is checking "and if force-if-includes was
> specified" part, but it is not immediately clear where the code
> checks if "--force-with-lease" is used with "tracking" and not with
> "the other side must be exactly this commit" mode here.
> 
>      ... goes and looks ...
> 
> Ah, ok, I found out.
> 
> The field name "if_includes", and the comment for the field in
> remote.h, are both misleading.  It gives an impression that the
> field being true means "--force-if-included is in use", but in
> reality the field means a lot more.  When it is true, it signals
> that "--force-if-included" is in use *and* for this ref we were told
> to use the "--force-with-lease" without an exact object name.  And
> that logic is not here, but has already happened in apply_cas().
> 
> Which makes the above comment correct.  We however need a better
> name for this field and/or an explanation for the field in the
> header file, or both, to avoid misleading readers.
> 
>> diff --git a/remote.h b/remote.h
>> index 5e3ea5a26d..38ab8539e2 100644
>> --- a/remote.h
>> +++ b/remote.h
>> @@ -104,7 +104,9 @@ struct ref {
>>   		forced_update:1,
>>   		expect_old_sha1:1,
>>   		exact_oid:1,
>> -		deletion:1;
>> +		deletion:1,
>> +		if_includes:1, /* If "--force-with-includes" was specified. */
> 
> The description needs to be tightened.
> 
>> +		unreachable:1; /* For "if_includes"; unreachable in reflog. */
> 
> 
> Thanks.
> 

  parent reply	other threads:[~2020-09-21 13:19 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 120+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2020-09-04 18:51 [PATCH] push: make `--force-with-lease[=<ref>]` safer Srinidhi Kaushik
2020-09-07 15:23 ` Phillip Wood
2020-09-08 15:48   ` Srinidhi Kaushik
2020-09-07 16:14 ` Junio C Hamano
2020-09-08 16:00   ` Srinidhi Kaushik
2020-09-08 21:00     ` Junio C Hamano
2020-09-07 19:45 ` Johannes Schindelin
2020-09-08 15:58   ` Junio C Hamano
2020-09-09  3:40     ` Johannes Schindelin
2020-09-08 16:59   ` Srinidhi Kaushik
2020-09-16 11:55     ` Johannes Schindelin
2020-09-08 19:34   ` Junio C Hamano
2020-09-09  3:44     ` Johannes Schindelin
2020-09-10 10:22       ` Johannes Schindelin
2020-09-10 14:44         ` Srinidhi Kaushik
2020-09-11 22:16           ` Johannes Schindelin
2020-09-14 11:06             ` Srinidhi Kaushik
2020-09-14 20:08             ` Junio C Hamano
2020-09-16  5:31               ` Srinidhi Kaushik
2020-09-16 10:20                 ` Johannes Schindelin
2020-09-19 17:48                   ` Junio C Hamano
2020-09-10 14:46         ` Junio C Hamano
2020-09-11 22:17           ` Johannes Schindelin
2020-09-14 20:07             ` Junio C Hamano
2020-09-12 15:04 ` [PATCH v2 0/2] push: make "--force-with-lease" safer Srinidhi Kaushik
2020-09-12 15:04   ` [PATCH v2 1/2] push: add "--[no-]force-if-includes" Srinidhi Kaushik
2020-09-12 18:20     ` Junio C Hamano
2020-09-12 21:25       ` Srinidhi Kaushik
2020-09-12 15:04   ` [PATCH v2 2/2] push: enable "forceIfIncludesWithLease" by default Srinidhi Kaushik
2020-09-12 18:22     ` Junio C Hamano
2020-09-12 18:15   ` [PATCH v2 0/2] push: make "--force-with-lease" safer Junio C Hamano
2020-09-12 21:03     ` Srinidhi Kaushik
2020-09-13 14:54   ` [PATCH v3 0/7] push: add "--[no-]force-if-includes" Srinidhi Kaushik
2020-09-13 14:54     ` [PATCH v3 1/7] remote: add reflog check for "force-if-includes" Srinidhi Kaushik
2020-09-14 20:17       ` Junio C Hamano
2020-09-16 10:51         ` Srinidhi Kaushik
2020-09-14 20:31       ` Junio C Hamano
2020-09-14 21:13       ` Junio C Hamano
2020-09-16 12:35       ` Johannes Schindelin
2020-09-19 17:01         ` Srinidhi Kaushik
2020-09-13 14:54     ` [PATCH v3 2/7] transport: add flag for "--[no-]force-if-includes" Srinidhi Kaushik
2020-09-13 14:54     ` [PATCH v3 3/7] send-pack: check ref status for "force-if-includes" Srinidhi Kaushik
2020-09-13 14:54     ` [PATCH v3 4/7] transport-helper: update " Srinidhi Kaushik
2020-09-13 14:54     ` [PATCH v3 5/7] builtin/push: add option "--[no-]force-if-includes" Srinidhi Kaushik
2020-09-16 12:36       ` Johannes Schindelin
2020-09-13 14:54     ` [PATCH v3 6/7] doc: add reference for "--[no-]force-if-includes" Srinidhi Kaushik
2020-09-14 21:01       ` Junio C Hamano
2020-09-16  5:35         ` Srinidhi Kaushik
2020-09-13 14:54     ` [PATCH v3 7/7] t: add tests for "force-if-includes" Srinidhi Kaushik
2020-09-16 12:47     ` [PATCH v3 0/7] push: add "--[no-]force-if-includes" Johannes Schindelin
2020-09-19 17:03   ` [PATCH v4 0/3] " Srinidhi Kaushik
2020-09-19 17:03     ` [PATCH v4 1/3] push: add reflog check for "--force-if-includes" Srinidhi Kaushik
2020-09-19 20:03       ` Junio C Hamano
2020-09-21  8:42         ` Srinidhi Kaushik
2020-09-21 18:48           ` Junio C Hamano
2020-09-23 10:22             ` Srinidhi Kaushik
2020-09-23 16:47               ` Junio C Hamano
2020-09-21 13:19         ` Phillip Wood [this message]
2020-09-21 16:12           ` Junio C Hamano
2020-09-21 18:11             ` Junio C Hamano
2020-09-23 10:27           ` Srinidhi Kaushik
2020-09-19 17:03     ` [PATCH v4 2/3] push: parse and set flag " Srinidhi Kaushik
2020-09-19 20:26       ` Junio C Hamano
2020-09-19 17:03     ` [PATCH v4 3/3] t, doc: update tests, reference " Srinidhi Kaushik
2020-09-19 20:42       ` Junio C Hamano
2020-09-23  7:30     ` [PATCH v5 0/3] push: add "--[no-]force-if-includes" Srinidhi Kaushik
2020-09-23  7:30       ` [PATCH v5 1/3] push: add reflog check for "--force-if-includes" Srinidhi Kaushik
2020-09-23 10:18         ` Phillip Wood
2020-09-23 11:26           ` Srinidhi Kaushik
2020-09-23 16:24           ` Junio C Hamano
2020-09-23 16:29         ` Junio C Hamano
2020-09-23  7:30       ` [PATCH v5 2/3] push: parse and set flag " Srinidhi Kaushik
2020-09-23  7:30       ` [PATCH v5 3/3] t, doc: update tests, reference " Srinidhi Kaushik
2020-09-23 10:24         ` Phillip Wood
2020-09-26 10:13       ` [PATCH v6 0/3] push: add "--[no-]force-if-includes" Srinidhi Kaushik
2020-09-26 10:13         ` [PATCH v6 1/3] push: add reflog check for "--force-if-includes" Srinidhi Kaushik
2020-09-26 10:13         ` [PATCH v6 2/3] push: parse and set flag " Srinidhi Kaushik
2020-09-26 10:13         ` [PATCH v6 3/3] t, doc: update tests, reference " Srinidhi Kaushik
2020-09-26 10:21         ` [PATCH v6 0/3] push: add "--[no-]force-if-includes" Srinidhi Kaushik
2020-09-26 11:46         ` [PATCH v7 " Srinidhi Kaushik
2020-09-26 11:46           ` [PATCH v7 1/3] push: add reflog check for "--force-if-includes" Srinidhi Kaushik
2020-09-26 23:42             ` Junio C Hamano
2020-09-27 12:27               ` Srinidhi Kaushik
2020-09-26 11:46           ` [PATCH v7 2/3] push: parse and set flag " Srinidhi Kaushik
2020-09-26 11:46           ` [PATCH v7 3/3] t, doc: update tests, reference " Srinidhi Kaushik
2020-09-27 14:17           ` [PATCH v8 0/3] push: add "--[no-]force-if-includes" Srinidhi Kaushik
2020-09-27 14:17             ` [PATCH v8 1/3] push: add reflog check for "--force-if-includes" Srinidhi Kaushik
2020-09-27 14:17             ` [PATCH v8 2/3] push: parse and set flag " Srinidhi Kaushik
2020-09-27 14:17             ` [PATCH v8 3/3] t, doc: update tests, reference " Srinidhi Kaushik
2020-09-30 12:54               ` Philip Oakley
2020-09-30 14:27                 ` Srinidhi Kaushik
2020-09-28 17:31             ` [PATCH v8 0/3] push: add "--[no-]force-if-includes" Junio C Hamano
2020-09-28 17:46               ` SZEDER Gábor
2020-09-28 19:34                 ` Srinidhi Kaushik
2020-09-28 19:51                   ` Junio C Hamano
2020-09-28 20:00                 ` Junio C Hamano
2020-10-01  8:21             ` [PATCH v9 " Srinidhi Kaushik
2020-10-01  8:21               ` [PATCH v9 1/3] push: add reflog check for "--force-if-includes" Srinidhi Kaushik
2020-10-02 13:52                 ` Johannes Schindelin
2020-10-02 14:50                   ` Johannes Schindelin
2020-10-02 16:22                     ` Junio C Hamano
2020-10-02 15:07                   ` Srinidhi Kaushik
2020-10-02 16:41                     ` Junio C Hamano
2020-10-02 19:39                       ` Srinidhi Kaushik
2020-10-02 20:14                         ` Junio C Hamano
2020-10-02 20:58                           ` Srinidhi Kaushik
2020-10-02 21:36                             ` Junio C Hamano
2020-10-02 16:26                   ` Junio C Hamano
2020-10-01  8:21               ` [PATCH v9 2/3] push: parse and set flag " Srinidhi Kaushik
2020-10-01  8:21               ` [PATCH v9 3/3] t, doc: update tests, reference " Srinidhi Kaushik
2020-10-01 15:46               ` [PATCH v9 0/3] push: add "--[no-]force-if-includes" Junio C Hamano
2020-10-01 17:12                 ` Junio C Hamano
2020-10-01 17:54                   ` Srinidhi Kaushik
2020-10-01 18:32                     ` Junio C Hamano
2020-10-02 16:50                     ` Junio C Hamano
2020-10-02 19:42                       ` Srinidhi Kaushik
2020-10-03 12:10               ` [PATCH v10 " Srinidhi Kaushik
2020-10-03 12:10                 ` [PATCH v10 1/3] push: add reflog check for "--force-if-includes" Srinidhi Kaushik
2020-10-03 12:10                 ` [PATCH v10 2/3] push: parse and set flag " Srinidhi Kaushik
2020-10-03 12:10                 ` [PATCH v10 3/3] t, doc: update tests, reference " Srinidhi Kaushik

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