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Re: [RFC/WIP PATCH] object store classification




Brandon Williams <bmwill@xxxxxxxxxx> writes:

>>   the_repository -> the_object_store
>>   but the object store is a complex beast having different hash tables
>>   for the different alternates.
>
> After looking at the patch and some of the comments here I think that
> this is probably the best approach with a few tweaks (which may be
> completely unfounded because I'm not familiar with all the object store
> code).
>
> In an OO world I would envision a single object (let's say 'struct
> object_store') which is responsible for managing a repository's objects
> no matter where the individual objects came from (main object store or
> an alternate for that repository).  And if I understand correctly the
> single hash table that exists now caches objects like this.

I would say that conceptually an object-store object has an
interface to answer "give me info on the object I can refer to with
this object name".  At the implementation level, it should have a
hashtable (lazily populated) for all the objects in a single
$GIT_OBJECT_DIRECTORY, grafts/replace info, and a set of pointers to
other object-store instances that are its alternate object stores.
You'd need to have a mechanism to avoid creating cycles in these
pointers, of course.