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Re: standalone library/tool to query commit-graph?




On Fri, May 24, 2019 at 12:49:12PM +0200, Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason wrote:
> >> > On Thu, May 23, 2019 at 07:48:33PM -0400, Derrick Stolee wrote:
> >> >> On 5/23/2019 6:20 PM, SZEDER Gábor wrote:
> >> >> > On Thu, May 23, 2019 at 11:54:22PM +0200, Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason wrote:
> >> >
> >> >> >> and since the commit graph doesn't include any commits outside of
> >> >> >> packs you'd miss any loose commits.
> >> >> >
> >> >> > No, the commit-graph includes loose commits as well.
> >> >>
> >> >> Depends on how you build the commit-graph.
> >> >
> >> > Yeah; I just didn't want to go into details, hoping that this short
> >> > reply will be enough to jog Ævar's memory to recall our earlier
> >> > discussion about this :)
> >>
> >> To clarify (and I should have said) I meant it'll include only packed
> >> commits in the mode Karl Ostmo invoked it in, as Derrick points out.
> >
> > No, even in that mode it will include loose objects as well, if it has
> > to; that's what the "and closes under reachability" part of Derrick's
> > reply means and that's what I showed in our earlier discussion at:
> >
> >   https://public-inbox.org/git/20190322154943.GF22459@xxxxxxxxxx/
> 
> I should have said "include any commits outside of packs [to seed the
> revision walk]".
> 
> As you correctly point out there *are* caveats to that, e.g. it's
> possible to have packs & loose commits but you include everything
> because of reachability.
> 
> For the purposes of the discussion Jakub started upthread the
> not-quite-correct-but-close-enough mental model that we generally tend
> to accumulate loose objects that later coalesce into packs is close
> enough.
> 
> I.e. for that reason for most users a "git commit-graph write" won't
> produce a graph with all reachable commits, e.g. try cloning git.git,
> "git am"-ing a patch on top, and generate it again, it'll be the same
> (unless you picked a humongous patch).

Ok, with this I finally understand what you meant.

And it just reinforces my long-held belief that '--reachable' should be
the default for 'git commit-graph write'...