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[PATCH v3] fast-import: checkpoint: only write out refs and tags if we changed them




At a checkpoint, fast-import resets all branches and tags on disk to the
OID that we have in memory. If --force is not given, only branch resets
that result in fast forwards with respect to the state on disk are
allowed.

With this approach, even for refs that fast-import has not been
commanded to change for a long time (or ever), at each checkpoint, we
will systematically reset them to the last state this process knows
about, a state which may have been set before the previous checkpoint.
Any changes made to these refs by a different process since the last
checkpoint will be overwritten.

1> is one process, 2> is another:

	1> $ git fast-import --force
	1> reset refs/heads/master
	1> from $A
	1> checkpoint
	2> $ git branch -f refs/heads/master $B
	1> reset refs/heads/tip
	1> from $C
	1> checkpoint

At this point master points again to $A.

This problem is mitigated somewhat for branches when --force is not
specified (the default), as requiring a fast forward means in practice
that concurrent external changes are likely to be preserved. But it's
not foolproof either:

	1> $ git fast-import
	1> reset refs/heads/master
	1> from $A
	1> checkpoint
	2> $ git branch -f refs/heads/master refs/heads/master~1
	1> reset refs/heads/tip
	1> from $C
	1> checkpoint

At this point, master points again to $A, not $A~1 as requested by the
second process.

We now keep track of whether branches and tags have been changed by this
fast-import process since our last checkpoint (or startup). At the next
checkpoint, only refs and tags that new commands have changed are
written to disk.
---
 fast-import.c          |  14 ++++++
 t/t9300-fast-import.sh | 106 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++-------
 2 files changed, 104 insertions(+), 16 deletions(-)


v2 and v1 were sent in Oct 2018. Only difference since is that the new
test cases in t9300 don't use sleep to implement the asynchronous dance.

Thanks.


diff --git a/fast-import.c b/fast-import.c
index f38d04fa5851..e9c3ea23ae42 100644
--- a/fast-import.c
+++ b/fast-import.c
@@ -103,6 +103,7 @@ struct branch {
 	uintmax_t num_notes;
 	unsigned active : 1;
 	unsigned delete : 1;
+	unsigned changed : 1;
 	unsigned pack_id : PACK_ID_BITS;
 	struct object_id oid;
 };
@@ -110,6 +111,7 @@ struct branch {
 struct tag {
 	struct tag *next_tag;
 	const char *name;
+	unsigned changed : 1;
 	unsigned int pack_id;
 	struct object_id oid;
 };
@@ -581,6 +583,7 @@ static struct branch *new_branch(const char *name)
 	b->branch_tree.versions[1].mode = S_IFDIR;
 	b->num_notes = 0;
 	b->active = 0;
+	b->changed = 0;
 	b->pack_id = MAX_PACK_ID;
 	branch_table[hc] = b;
 	branch_count++;
@@ -1571,6 +1574,10 @@ static int update_branch(struct branch *b)
 	struct object_id old_oid;
 	struct strbuf err = STRBUF_INIT;
 
+	if (!b->changed)
+		return 0;
+	b->changed = 0;
+
 	if (is_null_oid(&b->oid)) {
 		if (b->delete)
 			delete_ref(NULL, b->name, NULL, 0);
@@ -1636,6 +1643,10 @@ static void dump_tags(void)
 		goto cleanup;
 	}
 	for (t = first_tag; t; t = t->next_tag) {
+		if (!t->changed)
+			continue;
+		t->changed = 0;
+
 		strbuf_reset(&ref_name);
 		strbuf_addf(&ref_name, "refs/tags/%s", t->name);
 
@@ -2679,6 +2690,7 @@ static void parse_new_commit(const char *arg)
 
 	if (!store_object(OBJ_COMMIT, &new_data, NULL, &b->oid, next_mark))
 		b->pack_id = pack_id;
+	b->changed = 1;
 	b->last_commit = object_count_by_type[OBJ_COMMIT];
 }
 
@@ -2763,6 +2775,7 @@ static void parse_new_tag(const char *arg)
 		t->pack_id = MAX_PACK_ID;
 	else
 		t->pack_id = pack_id;
+	t->changed = 1;
 }
 
 static void parse_reset_branch(const char *arg)
@@ -2783,6 +2796,7 @@ static void parse_reset_branch(const char *arg)
 		b = new_branch(arg);
 	read_next_command();
 	parse_from(b);
+	b->changed = 1;
 	if (command_buf.len > 0)
 		unread_command_buf = 1;
 }
diff --git a/t/t9300-fast-import.sh b/t/t9300-fast-import.sh
index 3668263c4046..12abaebb22b6 100755
--- a/t/t9300-fast-import.sh
+++ b/t/t9300-fast-import.sh
@@ -3121,14 +3121,23 @@ test_expect_success 'U: validate root delete result' '
 ### series V (checkpoint)
 ###
 
-# The commands in input_file should not produce any output on the file
-# descriptor set with --cat-blob-fd (or stdout if unspecified).
+# Instructions can be sent from $input_file to background_import() loop via the
+# fast-import progress command.
+# 
+# 	progress do: shell
+# Parse the next progress line and invoke it as a shell command.
+# 
+# 	progress do: checkpoint and stop
+# Send checkpoint and wait for its completion.
+# 
+# 	progress do: stop
+# Internal instruction.
 #
 # To make sure you're observing the side effects of checkpoint *before*
 # fast-import terminates (and thus writes out its state), check that the
 # fast-import process is still running using background_import_still_running
 # *after* evaluating the test conditions.
-background_import_then_checkpoint () {
+background_import () {
 	options=$1
 	input_file=$2
 
@@ -3153,22 +3162,30 @@ background_import_then_checkpoint () {
 	# pipes writing sequence. We want to assume that the write below could
 	# block, e.g. if fast-import blocks writing its own output to &9
 	# because there is no reader on &9 yet.
-	(
-		cat "$input_file"
-		echo "checkpoint"
-		echo "progress checkpoint"
-	) >&8 &
+	cat "$input_file" >&8 &
 
 	error=1 ;# assume the worst
 	while read output <&9
 	do
-		if test "$output" = "progress checkpoint"
+		if test "$output" = "progress do: shell"
+		then
+			read output <&9
+			shell_cmd="$(echo $output |sed -e 's/^progress //')"
+			$shell_cmd
+		elif test "$output" = "progress do: checkpoint and stop"
+		then
+			(
+				echo "checkpoint"
+				echo "progress do: stop"
+			) >&8 &
+		elif test "$output" = "progress do: stop"
 		then
 			error=0
 			break
+		else
+			# otherwise ignore cruft
+			echo >&2 "cruft: $output"
 		fi
-		# otherwise ignore cruft
-		echo >&2 "cruft: $output"
 	done
 
 	if test $error -eq 1
@@ -3189,10 +3206,11 @@ test_expect_success PIPE 'V: checkpoint helper does not get stuck with extra out
 	cat >input <<-INPUT_END &&
 	progress foo
 	progress bar
+	progress do: checkpoint and stop
 
 	INPUT_END
 
-	background_import_then_checkpoint "" input &&
+	background_import "" input &&
 	background_import_still_running
 '
 
@@ -3201,9 +3219,11 @@ test_expect_success PIPE 'V: checkpoint updates refs after reset' '
 	reset refs/heads/V
 	from refs/heads/U
 
+	progress do: checkpoint and stop
+
 	INPUT_END
 
-	background_import_then_checkpoint "" input &&
+	background_import "" input &&
 	test "$(git rev-parse --verify V)" = "$(git rev-parse --verify U)" &&
 	background_import_still_running
 '
@@ -3216,9 +3236,11 @@ test_expect_success PIPE 'V: checkpoint updates refs and marks after commit' '
 	data 0
 	from refs/heads/U
 
+	progress do: checkpoint and stop
+
 	INPUT_END
 
-	background_import_then_checkpoint "--export-marks=marks.actual" input &&
+	background_import "--export-marks=marks.actual" input &&
 
 	echo ":1 $(git rev-parse --verify V)" >marks.expected &&
 
@@ -3237,9 +3259,11 @@ test_expect_success PIPE 'V: checkpoint updates refs and marks after commit (no
 	data 0
 	from refs/heads/U
 
+	progress do: checkpoint and stop
+
 	INPUT_END
 
-	background_import_then_checkpoint "--export-marks=marks.actual" input &&
+	background_import "--export-marks=marks.actual" input &&
 
 	echo ":2 $(git rev-parse --verify V2)" >marks.expected &&
 
@@ -3255,13 +3279,63 @@ test_expect_success PIPE 'V: checkpoint updates tags after tag' '
 	tagger $GIT_COMMITTER_NAME <$GIT_COMMITTER_EMAIL> $GIT_COMMITTER_DATE
 	data 0
 
+	progress do: checkpoint and stop
+
 	INPUT_END
 
-	background_import_then_checkpoint "" input &&
+	background_import "" input &&
 	git show-ref -d Vtag &&
 	background_import_still_running
 '
 
+test_expect_success PIPE 'V: checkpoint only resets changed branches' '
+	cat >input <<-INPUT_END &&
+	reset refs/heads/V3
+	from refs/heads/U
+
+	checkpoint
+
+	progress do: shell
+	progress git branch -f V3 V
+
+	reset refs/heads/V4
+	from refs/heads/U
+
+	progress do: checkpoint and stop
+
+	INPUT_END
+
+	background_import "--force" input &&
+	test "$(git rev-parse --verify V3)" = "$(git rev-parse --verify V)" &&
+	background_import_still_running
+'
+
+test_expect_success PIPE 'V: checkpoint only updates changed tags' '
+	cat >input <<-INPUT_END &&
+	tag Vtag2
+	from refs/heads/U
+	tagger $GIT_COMMITTER_NAME <$GIT_COMMITTER_EMAIL> $GIT_COMMITTER_DATE
+	data 0
+
+	checkpoint
+
+	progress do: shell
+	progress git tag -f Vtag2 V
+
+	tag Vtag3
+	from refs/heads/U
+	tagger $GIT_COMMITTER_NAME <$GIT_COMMITTER_EMAIL> $GIT_COMMITTER_DATE
+	data 0
+
+	progress do: checkpoint and stop
+
+	INPUT_END
+
+	background_import "" input &&
+	test "$(git show-ref -d Vtag2 |tail -1 |awk \{print\ \$1\})" = "$(git rev-parse --verify V)" &&
+	background_import_still_running
+'
+
 ###
 ### series W (get-mark and empty orphan commits)
 ###
-- 
2.21.0