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Re: [PATCH v2] server-info: do not list unlinked packs

On Thu, May 23 2019, Eric Wong wrote:

> Jeff King <peff@xxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> On Thu, May 23, 2019 at 08:59:59AM +0000, Eric Wong wrote:
>> > > We never delete entries from the in-memory packed_git list; a reprepare
>> > > only adds to the list. You'd need to teach update_server_info() to
>> > > ignore packs which are no longer present (or switch to exec-ing a
>> > > separate update-server-info binary).
>> >
>> > Ah, checking files_exists() and setting a bit seems sufficient.
>> Yes, though we do we even need to store the bit?
> I wanted to avoid the over-allocation, and I hit a bounds error
> because I forgot to adjust num_pack as you mentioned
> below. [...]ALLOC_GROW makes the whole thing much nicer.

If you want to avoid over-allocation the last thing you want is

I.e. see alloc_nr() in cache.h, we explicitly over-allocate with it.

But as our extensive use of it shows this sort of pattern is the right
trade-off, both in terms of performance on modern hardware, and code
readability in cases like this where we're never going to realistically
have to worry about memory pressure.