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Re: [PATCH v2 4/6] list-objects: filter objects in traverse_commit_list

On Mon, 6 Nov 2017 12:51:52 -0500
Jeff Hostetler <git@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> Jonathan and I were talking off-list about the performance
> effects of inspecting the pathnames to identify the ".git*"
> special files. I added it in my first draft back in the spring,
> thinking that even if you set the blob-limit to a small
> number (or zero), you'd probably still always want the
> .gitattribute and .gitignore files.  But now with the addition
> of the sparse filter and functional dynamic object fetching,
> I'm not sure I see the need for this.
> Also, if the primary use of the blob-limit is to filter out
> giant binary assets, it is unlikely anyone is going to have
> a 1MB+ .git* file, so it is unlikely that the is_special_file
> would include anything that wouldn't already be included by
> the size criteria.
> So, if there's no objections, I think I'll remove this and
> simplify the blob-limit filter function.  (That would let me
> get rid of the provisional omit code here.)

This sounds like a good idea to me. (For the record, one of the
performance impacts of checking the filename is that bitmaps can't be
used to obtain a whitelist of what is to be packed - instead, a regular
object walk must be used.)