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From: Junio C Hamano <gitster@pobox.com>
To: Derrick Stolee <stolee@gmail.com>
Cc: Derrick Stolee via GitGitGadget <gitgitgadget@gmail.com>,
	git@vger.kernel.org, me@ttaylorr.com, jnareb@gmail.com,
	garimasigit@gmail.com, Derrick Stolee <dstolee@microsoft.com>
Subject: Re: [PATCH 1/3] revision: complicated pathspecs disable filters
Date: Wed, 15 Apr 2020 14:25:48 -0700	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <xmqq8siw5tlv.fsf@gitster.c.googlers.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <99e0ae2c-6b65-24e4-3d2b-1dff619a5daa@gmail.com> (Derrick Stolee's message of "Wed, 15 Apr 2020 14:37:40 -0400")

Derrick Stolee <stolee@gmail.com> writes:

> THIS IS A BREAKING CHANGE. Commit-graph files with changed-path
> Bloom filters computed by a previous commit will not be compatible
> with the filters computed in this commit, nor will we get correct
> results when testing across these incompatible versions. Normally,
> this would be a completely unacceptable change, but the filters
> have not been released and hence are still possible to update
> before release.

Sure, it hasn't even hit 'next' yet.  

But I think we are both sort-of leaning towards concluding that it
does not help all that much.  So I think it is OK.

> TODO: If we decide to move in this direction, then the following
> steps should be done (and some of them should be done anyway):

Even if we decide not to do this "downcase before hashing" thing, we
should document how exactly we compute, I think.

And if we decide do change our mind later, it is not the end of the
world.  We should be able to use a different chunk type to store the
filters computed over downcased paths.

> * We need to document the Bloom filter format to specify exactly
>   how we compute the filter data. The details should be careful
>   enough that someone can reproduce the exact file format without
>   looking at the C code.
>
> * That document would include the tolower() transformation that is
>   being done here.

As the tree-diff comparison done internally while running "git
blame" does not take an end-user specified pathspec in any
meaningful way, this does not matter in practice, but there is
another possible complication we would want to consider when we
extend the support to "git log" and friends---negative pathspecs
(e.g. "git log ':(exclude)COPYING'").  A commit that cannot possibly
have touched the COPYING file would be eligible for output without
actually running tree-diff between it and its parent (as long as the
trees of the two commits are different, we know it must be shown).

Thanks.

  parent reply	other threads:[~2020-04-15 21:26 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 48+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2020-04-11  1:02 [PATCH 0/3] Integrate changed-path Bloom filters with 'git blame' Derrick Stolee via GitGitGadget
2020-04-11  1:02 ` [PATCH 1/3] revision: complicated pathspecs disable filters Derrick Stolee via GitGitGadget
2020-04-11 21:40   ` Junio C Hamano
2020-04-13 11:49     ` Derrick Stolee
2020-04-14 18:25       ` Junio C Hamano
2020-04-15 13:27         ` Derrick Stolee
2020-04-15 18:37           ` Derrick Stolee
2020-04-15 19:32             ` Junio C Hamano
2020-04-15 19:39               ` Junio C Hamano
2020-04-15 21:25             ` Junio C Hamano [this message]
2020-04-16  0:56               ` Taylor Blau
2020-04-15 22:18             ` Jakub Narębski
2020-04-16  0:52               ` Taylor Blau
2020-04-16 13:26                 ` Derrick Stolee
2020-04-16 16:33                   ` Taylor Blau
2020-04-16 18:02                     ` Junio C Hamano
2020-04-12 22:22   ` Taylor Blau
2020-04-12 22:30     ` Junio C Hamano
2020-04-13  0:07       ` Taylor Blau
2020-04-13 11:54         ` Derrick Stolee
2020-04-11  1:03 ` [PATCH 2/3] commit: write commit-graph with bloom filters Derrick Stolee via GitGitGadget
2020-04-11 21:57   ` Junio C Hamano
2020-04-12 20:51     ` Taylor Blau
2020-04-13 12:08       ` Derrick Stolee
2020-04-13 22:11         ` Junio C Hamano
2020-04-11  1:03 ` [PATCH 3/3] blame: use changed-path Bloom filters Derrick Stolee via GitGitGadget
2020-04-11 22:03   ` Junio C Hamano
2020-04-12  7:39     ` Eric Sunshine
2020-04-11 21:30 ` [PATCH 0/3] Integrate changed-path Bloom filters with 'git blame' Junio C Hamano
2020-04-13 14:45 ` [PATCH v2 0/4] " Derrick Stolee via GitGitGadget
2020-04-13 14:45   ` [PATCH v2 1/4] revision: complicated pathspecs disable filters Derrick Stolee via GitGitGadget
2020-04-13 16:09     ` Taylor Blau
2020-04-13 22:18       ` Junio C Hamano
2020-04-13 14:45   ` [PATCH v2 2/4] commit: write commit-graph with Bloom filters Derrick Stolee via GitGitGadget
2020-04-13 16:12     ` Taylor Blau
2020-04-13 22:21       ` Junio C Hamano
2020-04-14 15:04         ` Derrick Stolee
2020-04-14 17:26           ` Junio C Hamano
2020-04-14 17:40             ` Derrick Stolee
2020-04-15  0:17               ` Taylor Blau
2020-04-13 14:45   ` [PATCH v2 3/4] commit-graph: write commit-graph in more tests Derrick Stolee via GitGitGadget
2020-04-13 14:45   ` [PATCH v2 4/4] blame: use changed-path Bloom filters Derrick Stolee via GitGitGadget
2020-04-13 16:21   ` [PATCH v2 0/4] Integrate changed-path Bloom filters with 'git blame' Taylor Blau
2020-04-16 20:14   ` [PATCH v3 0/3] " Derrick Stolee via GitGitGadget
2020-04-16 20:14     ` [PATCH v3 1/3] revision: complicated pathspecs disable filters Derrick Stolee via GitGitGadget
2020-06-07 20:33       ` SZEDER Gábor
2020-04-16 20:14     ` [PATCH v3 2/3] tests: write commit-graph with Bloom filters Derrick Stolee via GitGitGadget
2020-04-16 20:14     ` [PATCH v3 3/3] blame: use changed-path " Derrick Stolee via GitGitGadget

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