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Re: [PATCH 00/23] Prepare to separate out a packed_ref_store

On Wed, May 17, 2017 at 02:05:23PM +0200, Michael Haggerty wrote:

> This patch series is the next leg on a journey towards reading
> `packed-refs` using `mmap()`, the most interesting aspect of which is
> that we will often be able to avoid having to read the whole
> `packed-refs` file if we only need a subset of references.
> The first leg of the journey was separating out the reference cache
> into a separate module [1]. That branch is already merged to master.
> This patch series prepares the ground for separating out a
> `packed_ref_store`, but doesn't yet take that step. (As you can see,
> it's a long enough patch series already!) It's kind of a grab bag of
> cleanup patches plus work to decouple the packed-refs handling code
> from the rest of `files_ref_store`. Some highlights:

I dropped a few minor comments in individual patches, but it all looks
good to me up through patch 22. Your description in patch 23 makes
sense, but I was too frazzled by the end to carefully review the code
itself for that patch. I'll try to come back to it later.