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Re: [PATCH 2/6] commit: add generation number to struct commmit




On 04/03, Jeff King wrote:
> On Tue, Apr 03, 2018 at 11:05:36AM -0700, Brandon Williams wrote:
> 
> > On 04/03, Derrick Stolee wrote:
> > > The generation number of a commit is defined recursively as follows:
> > > 
> > > * If a commit A has no parents, then the generation number of A is one.
> > > * If a commit A has parents, then the generation number of A is one
> > >   more than the maximum generation number among the parents of A.
> > > 
> > > Add a uint32_t generation field to struct commit so we can pass this
> > 
> > Is there any reason to believe this would be too small of a value in the
> > future?  Or is a 32 bit unsigned good enough?
> 
> The linux kernel took ~10 years to produce 500k commits. Even assuming
> those were all linear (and they're not), that gives us ~80,000 years of
> leeway. So even if the pace of development speeds up or we have a
> quicker project, it still seems we have a pretty reasonable safety
> margin.
> 
> -Peff

I figured as much, but just wanted to check since the windows folks
seems to produce commits pretty quickly.

-- 
Brandon Williams