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authorJunio C Hamano <>2018-03-08 20:42:06 (GMT)
committerJunio C Hamano <>2018-03-08 20:59:17 (GMT)
commitd0db9edba0050ada6f6eac68061599690d2a4333 (patch)
parent077cde91d226c305523645a0f30b6955d4aaf9c9 (diff)
Eighth batch for 2.17
Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
1 files changed, 40 insertions, 5 deletions
diff --git a/Documentation/RelNotes/2.17.0.txt b/Documentation/RelNotes/2.17.0.txt
index 856796f..7001dbb 100644
--- a/Documentation/RelNotes/2.17.0.txt
+++ b/Documentation/RelNotes/2.17.0.txt
@@ -54,13 +54,19 @@ UI, Workflows & Features
refs/tags/ hierarchy, and allow fast-forwarding otherwise, to
mitigate the problem.
+ * "git status" can spend a lot of cycles to compute the relation
+ between the current branch and its upstream, which can now be
+ disabled with "--no-ahead-behind" option.
+ * "git diff" and friends learned funcname patterns for Go language
+ source files.
Performance, Internal Implementation, Development Support etc.
* More perf tests for threaded grep
* "perf" test output can be sent to codespeed server.
- (merge 19cf57a92e cc/codespeed later to maint).
* The build procedure for perl/ part has been greatly simplified by
weaning ourselves off of MakeMaker.
@@ -87,13 +93,10 @@ Performance, Internal Implementation, Development Support etc.
* The tracing machinery learned to report tweaking of environment
variables as well.
- (merge 090a09272a nd/trace-with-env later to maint).
* Update Coccinelle rules to catch and optimize strbuf_addf(&buf, "%s", str)
- (merge cd9a4b6d93 rs/strbuf-cocci-workaround later to maint).
* Prevent "clang-format" from breaking line after function return type.
- (merge a3715d43e8 po/clang-format-functype-weight later to maint).
* The sequencer infrastructure is shared across "git cherry-pick",
"git rebase -i", etc., and has always spawned "git commit" when it
@@ -107,7 +110,6 @@ Performance, Internal Implementation, Development Support etc.
* Avoid mmapping small files while using packed refs (especially ones
with zero size, which would cause later munmap() to fail).
- (merge ba41a8b600 kg/packed-ref-cache-fix later to maint).
* Conversion from uchar[20] to struct object_id continues.
@@ -122,6 +124,16 @@ Performance, Internal Implementation, Development Support etc.
like this help use of code analysis tools that targets C++ on our
+ * The executable is now built in 'script' phase in Travis CI integration,
+ to follow the established practice, rather than during 'before_script'
+ phase. This allows the CI categorize the failures better ('failed'
+ is project's fault, 'errored' is build environment's).
+ (merge 3c93b82920 sg/travis-build-during-script-phase later to maint).
+ * Writing out the index file when the only thing that changed in it
+ is the untracked cache information is often wasteful, and this has
+ been optimized out.
Also contains various documentation updates and code clean-ups.
@@ -271,6 +283,26 @@ Fixes since v2.16
* Y2k20 fix ;-) for our perl scripts.
(merge a40e06ee33 bw/perl-timegm-timelocal-fix later to maint).
+ * Threaded "git grep" has been optimized to avoid allocation in code
+ section that is covered under a mutex.
+ (merge 38ef24dccf rv/grep-cleanup later to maint).
+ * "git subtree" script (in contrib/) scripted around "git log", whose
+ output got affected by end-user configuration like log.showsignature
+ (merge 8841b5222c sg/subtree-signed-commits later to maint).
+ * While finding unique object name abbreviation, the code may
+ accidentally have read beyond the end of the array of object names
+ in a pack.
+ (merge 21abed500c ds/find-unique-abbrev-optim later to maint).
+ * Micro optimization in revision traversal code.
+ (merge ebbed3ba04 ds/mark-parents-uninteresting-optim later to maint).
+ * "git commit" used to run "gc --auto" near the end, which was lost
+ when the command was reimplemented in C by mistake.
+ (merge 095c741edd ab/gc-auto-in-commit later to maint).
* Other minor doc, test and build updates and code cleanups.
(merge e2a5a028c7 bw/oidmap-autoinit later to maint).
(merge ec3b4b06f8 cl/t9001-cleanup later to maint).
@@ -305,3 +337,6 @@ Fixes since v2.16
(merge 1316416903 ms/non-ascii-ticks later to maint).
(merge 878056005e rs/strbuf-read-file-or-whine later to maint).
(merge 79f0ba1547 jk/strbuf-read-file-close-error later to maint).
+ (merge edfb8ba068 ot/ref-filter-cleanup later to maint).
+ (merge 11395a3b4b jc/test-must-be-empty later to maint).
+ (merge 768b9d6db7 mk/doc-pretty-fill later to maint).