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Re: [PATCH 1/6] object.c: parse commit in graph first

On Tue,  3 Apr 2018 12:51:38 -0400
Derrick Stolee <dstolee@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> Most code paths load commits using lookup_commit() and then
> parse_commit(). In some cases, including some branch lookups, the commit
> is parsed using parse_object_buffer() which side-steps parse_commit() in
> favor of parse_commit_buffer().
> Before adding generation numbers to the commit-graph, we need to ensure
> that any commit that exists in the graph is loaded from the graph, so
> check parse_commit_in_graph() before calling parse_commit_buffer().
> Signed-off-by: Derrick Stolee <dstolee@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>

Modifying parse_object_buffer() is the most pragmatic way to accomplish
this, but this also means that parse_object_buffer() now potentially
reads from the local object store (instead of only relying on what's in
memory and what's in the provided buffer). parse_object_buffer() is
called by several callers including in builtin/fsck.c. I would feel more
comfortable if the relevant [1] caller to parse_object_buffer() was
modified instead of parse_object_buffer(), but I'll let others give
their opinions too.

[1] The caller which, if modified, will result in the speedup to
the merge-base calculations in the Windows repository you describe in
your cover letter.