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authorDerrick Stolee <>2020-09-17 18:11:42 (GMT)
committerJunio C Hamano <>2020-09-17 18:30:04 (GMT)
commit2057d75038541cd16debb1c55f3f897fd244965c (patch)
tree4c7999819d1c7ec909b13ed288236fdf08530798 /builtin.h
parent887952b8c680626f4721cb5fa57704478801aca4 (diff)
maintenance: create basic maintenance runner
The 'gc' builtin is our current entrypoint for automatically maintaining a repository. This one tool does many operations, such as repacking the repository, packing refs, and rewriting the commit-graph file. The name implies it performs "garbage collection" which means several different things, and some users may not want to use this operation that rewrites the entire object database. Create a new 'maintenance' builtin that will become a more general- purpose command. To start, it will only support the 'run' subcommand, but will later expand to add subcommands for scheduling maintenance in the background. For now, the 'maintenance' builtin is a thin shim over the 'gc' builtin. In fact, the only option is the '--auto' toggle, which is handed directly to the 'gc' builtin. The current change is isolated to this simple operation to prevent more interesting logic from being lost in all of the boilerplate of adding a new builtin. Use existing builtin/gc.c file because we want to share code between the two builtins. It is possible that we will have 'maintenance' replace the 'gc' builtin entirely at some point, leaving 'git gc' as an alias for some specific arguments to 'git maintenance run'. Create a new test_subcommand helper that allows us to test if a certain subcommand was run. It requires storing the GIT_TRACE2_EVENT logs in a file. A negation mode is available that will be used in later tests. Helped-by: Jonathan Nieder <> Signed-off-by: Derrick Stolee <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
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diff --git a/builtin.h b/builtin.h
index a5ae15b..17c1c0c 100644
--- a/builtin.h
+++ b/builtin.h
@@ -167,6 +167,7 @@ int cmd_ls_tree(int argc, const char **argv, const char *prefix);
int cmd_ls_remote(int argc, const char **argv, const char *prefix);
int cmd_mailinfo(int argc, const char **argv, const char *prefix);
int cmd_mailsplit(int argc, const char **argv, const char *prefix);
+int cmd_maintenance(int argc, const char **argv, const char *prefix);
int cmd_merge(int argc, const char **argv, const char *prefix);
int cmd_merge_base(int argc, const char **argv, const char *prefix);
int cmd_merge_index(int argc, const char **argv, const char *prefix);