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Re: What's cooking in git.git (May 2019, #04; Tue, 28)




Hi Peff,

On Thu, 30 May 2019, Jeff King wrote:

> On Wed, May 29, 2019 at 09:53:44AM -0700, Junio C Hamano wrote:
>
> > >> * ds/object-info-for-prefetch-fix (2019-05-28) 1 commit
> > >>  - sha1-file: split OBJECT_INFO_FOR_PREFETCH
> > >>
> > >>  Code cleanup.
> > >>
> > >>  Will merge to 'next'.
> > >
> > > I think this one is actually a bug-fix (we are refusing to prefetch for
> > > "QUICK" calls even though was not the intent), and it is new in this
> > > release.
> > >
> > > I'm not sure of the user-visible impacts, though. There are a lot of
> > > QUICK calls, and I'm not sure for which ones it is important to fetch.
> >
> > Hmph.  I took it as primarily futureproofing, as I didn't find a way
> > to trigger bad behaviour from within the current codebase.
>
> Hmm. Looking over the uses of OBJECT_INFO_QUICK, they all seem to be in
> either index-pack or as part of a fetch operation. And in both of those
> cases, we'd disable the whole feature anyway with fetch_if_missing.
>
> So I _think_ you are right, and there isn't a way to trigger it.

FWIW that was also my impression, but then, I did not look very closely.

In an attempt to find regressions (and to fix them) during the -rc phase,
we rebased VFSforGit's patches on top of current `master`, and saw this
issue. But yeah, the issue fixed by Stolee's patch seems to be caused by
the interaction between current `master` and the VFSforGit patches.

Thanks,
Dscho