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Re: [RFC PATCH 0/4] name-rev: improve memory usage

On Fri, Mar 01, 2019 at 06:50:20PM +0100, Alban Gruin wrote:

> rafasc reported on IRC that on a repository with a lot of branches,
> tags, remotes, and commits, name-rev --stdin could use a massive amount
> of memory (more than 2GB of RAM) to complete.
> This patch series tries to improve name-rev’s memory usage.

Have you tried this?

diff --git a/builtin/name-rev.c b/builtin/name-rev.c
index f1cb45c227..7aaa86f1c0 100644
--- a/builtin/name-rev.c
+++ b/builtin/name-rev.c
@@ -431,6 +431,8 @@ int cmd_name_rev(int argc, const char **argv, const char *prefix)
+	save_commit_buffer = 0;
 	git_config(git_default_config, NULL);
 	argc = parse_options(argc, argv, prefix, opts, name_rev_usage, 0);

It seems to lower heap usage of:

  git name-rev 1da177e4c3f41524e886b7f1b8a0c1fc7321cac2

in linux.git (that commit is the final one reported by "git log", so
it's traversing all of history) from ~1GB to ~300MB.