path: root/builtin/cat-file.c
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authorJeff King <>2013-07-12 06:34:57 (GMT)
committerJunio C Hamano <>2013-07-12 17:16:36 (GMT)
commit5b0864070e1e64683e49464c77a72f3c528c8f71 (patch)
tree42cf6748f5407d896512151b112b587879ee22ab /builtin/cat-file.c
parent412916ee131cf8b0aaac96313ce8686aebe3a47a (diff)
sha1_object_info_extended: make type calculation optional
Each caller of sha1_object_info_extended sets up an object_info struct to tell the function which elements of the object it wants to get. Until now, getting the type of the object has always been required (and it is returned via the return type rather than a pointer in object_info). This can involve actually opening a loose object file to determine its type, or following delta chains to determine a packed file's base type. These effects produce a measurable slow-down when doing a "cat-file --batch-check" that does not include %(objecttype). This patch adds a "typep" query to struct object_info, so that it can be optionally queried just like size and disk_size. As a result, the return type of the function is no longer the object type, but rather 0/-1 for success/error. As there are only three callers total, we just fix up each caller rather than keep a compatibility wrapper: 1. The simpler sha1_object_info wrapper continues to always ask for and return the type field. 2. The istream_source function wants to know the type, and so always asks for it. 3. The cat-file batch code asks for the type only when %(objecttype) is part of the format string. On linux.git, the best-of-five for running: $ git rev-list --objects --all >objects $ time git cat-file --batch-check='%(objectsize:disk)' on a fully packed repository goes from: real 0m8.680s user 0m8.160s sys 0m0.512s to: real 0m7.205s user 0m6.580s sys 0m0.608s Signed-off-by: Jeff King <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
Diffstat (limited to 'builtin/cat-file.c')
1 files changed, 4 insertions, 3 deletions
diff --git a/builtin/cat-file.c b/builtin/cat-file.c
index fe5c77f..163ce6c 100644
--- a/builtin/cat-file.c
+++ b/builtin/cat-file.c
@@ -150,7 +150,9 @@ static void expand_atom(struct strbuf *sb, const char *atom, int len,
if (!data->mark_query)
strbuf_addstr(sb, sha1_to_hex(data->sha1));
} else if (is_atom("objecttype", atom, len)) {
- if (!data->mark_query)
+ if (data->mark_query)
+ data->info.typep = &data->type;
+ else
strbuf_addstr(sb, typename(data->type));
} else if (is_atom("objectsize", atom, len)) {
if (data->mark_query)
@@ -229,8 +231,7 @@ static int batch_one_object(const char *obj_name, struct batch_options *opt,
return 0;
- data->type = sha1_object_info_extended(data->sha1, &data->info);
- if (data->type <= 0) {
+ if (sha1_object_info_extended(data->sha1, &data->info) < 0) {
printf("%s missing\n", obj_name);
return 0;