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[PATCH v2 0/5] Avoid expensive 'repack -ad' in gc --auto




I'm pretty happy with this now. Like v1, this is about not touching
the giant base pack when doing background gc. This saves about 2/3 of
memory, which in turn should improve performance if you're under
memory pressure.

v2 changes:

- the core idea remains the same, mem_have is increased to half total
  memory though. I figure including the whole mmap'd pack in the
  memory estimation may be a bit much, which is why I make this
  change.
- no creating .keep files temporarily
- the config key is renamed gc.bigBasePackThreshold (named after
  core.bigFileThreshold)
- note that if you set gc.bigFileThreshold, then normal gc (without
  --auto) can trigger this mode too.
- you can also control this with --[no-]keep-base-pack
- documents and tests
- some more progress output improvements

I'm _not_ doing external rev-list in this series though. I found out
that we have added more and more stuff in the internal rev-list code
path over the year and simply running

    git rev-list .... | git pack-objects

will break stuff (the test suite first for example). I will do it
because it does help. But it will take some time.

PS. This conflicts with sb/packfiles-in-repository on 'pu' because I
introduced new references to the global variable "packed_git" and
prepare_packed_git(). Resolving this should be simple though:

- drop prepare_packed_git()
- replace packed_git with get_packed_git(the_repository)

Nguyễn Thái Ngọc Duy (5):
  fixup! Add a test showing that 'git repack' throws away grafted-away
    parents
  repack: add --keep-pack option
  gc --auto: exclude base pack if not enough mem to "repack -ad"
  pack-objects: show some progress when counting kept objects
  pack-objects: display progress in get_object_details()

 Documentation/config.txt           |   7 ++
 Documentation/git-gc.txt           |  13 +++
 Documentation/git-pack-objects.txt |   4 +
 Documentation/git-repack.txt       |   4 +
 builtin/gc.c                       | 153 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++--
 builtin/pack-objects.c             |  51 ++++++++--
 builtin/repack.c                   |  23 ++++-
 config.mak.uname                   |   1 +
 git-compat-util.h                  |   4 +
 pack-objects.h                     |   2 +
 t/t6500-gc.sh                      |  29 ++++++
 t/t7700-repack.sh                  |  21 +++-
 12 files changed, 295 insertions(+), 17 deletions(-)

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