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authorVicent Marti <>2013-12-21 14:00:31 (GMT)
committerJunio C Hamano <>2013-12-30 20:19:23 (GMT)
commit5cf2741c5a55cfb63076ce679e4b5842595125c2 (patch)
tree9461f3b5c5a2a3ebe4d9b5409c83eb6676d1ae10 /builtin/repack.c
parentb77fcd1edca58621627d46af0321a9737b1310f0 (diff)
repack: consider bitmaps when performing repacks
Since `pack-objects` will write a `.bitmap` file next to the `.pack` and `.idx` files, this commit teaches `git-repack` to consider the new bitmap indexes (if they exist) when performing repack operations. This implies moving old bitmap indexes out of the way if we are repacking a repository that already has them, and moving the newly generated bitmap indexes into the `objects/pack` directory, next to their corresponding packfiles. Since `git repack` is now capable of handling these `.bitmap` files, a normal `git gc` run on a repository that has `pack.writebitmaps` set to true in its config file will generate bitmap indexes as part of the garbage collection process. Alternatively, `git repack` can be called with the `-b` switch to explicitly generate bitmap indexes if you are experimenting and don't want them on all the time. Signed-off-by: Vicent Marti <> Signed-off-by: Jeff King <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
Diffstat (limited to 'builtin/repack.c')
1 files changed, 8 insertions, 1 deletions
diff --git a/builtin/repack.c b/builtin/repack.c
index 8b7dfd0..239f278 100644
--- a/builtin/repack.c
+++ b/builtin/repack.c
@@ -94,7 +94,7 @@ static void get_non_kept_pack_filenames(struct string_list *fname_list)
static void remove_redundant_pack(const char *dir_name, const char *base_name)
- const char *exts[] = {".pack", ".idx", ".keep"};
+ const char *exts[] = {".pack", ".idx", ".keep", ".bitmap"};
int i;
struct strbuf buf = STRBUF_INIT;
size_t plen;
@@ -121,6 +121,7 @@ int cmd_repack(int argc, const char **argv, const char *prefix)
} exts[] = {
+ {".bitmap", 1},
struct child_process cmd;
struct string_list_item *item;
@@ -143,6 +144,7 @@ int cmd_repack(int argc, const char **argv, const char *prefix)
int no_update_server_info = 0;
int quiet = 0;
int local = 0;
+ int write_bitmap = -1;
struct option builtin_repack_options[] = {
OPT_BIT('a', NULL, &pack_everything,
@@ -161,6 +163,8 @@ int cmd_repack(int argc, const char **argv, const char *prefix)
OPT__QUIET(&quiet, N_("be quiet")),
OPT_BOOL('l', "local", &local,
N_("pass --local to git-pack-objects")),
+ OPT_BOOL('b', "write-bitmap-index", &write_bitmap,
+ N_("write bitmap index")),
OPT_STRING(0, "unpack-unreachable", &unpack_unreachable, N_("approxidate"),
N_("with -A, do not loosen objects older than this")),
OPT_INTEGER(0, "window", &window,
@@ -202,6 +206,9 @@ int cmd_repack(int argc, const char **argv, const char *prefix)
argv_array_pushf(&cmd_args, "--no-reuse-delta");
if (no_reuse_object)
argv_array_pushf(&cmd_args, "--no-reuse-object");
+ if (write_bitmap >= 0)
+ argv_array_pushf(&cmd_args, "--%swrite-bitmap-index",
+ write_bitmap ? "" : "no-");
if (pack_everything & ALL_INTO_ONE) {