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authorJonathan Tan <>2019-05-14 21:10:55 (GMT)
committerJunio C Hamano <>2019-05-15 02:01:40 (GMT)
commit8a30a1efd11bcfb7b0f5b8543492a09fc495ae60 (patch)
tree3a0c75f8ffc53b4ffda38532e3edcbeb431f1202 /builtin
parent385d1bfd7ad5d49783a3956bba19d9feea9955b6 (diff)
index-pack: prefetch missing REF_DELTA bases
When fetching, the client sends "have" commit IDs indicating that the server does not need to send any object referenced by those commits, reducing network I/O. When the client is a partial clone, the client still sends "have"s in this way, even if it does not have every object referenced by a commit it sent as "have". If a server omits such an object, it is fine: the client could lazily fetch that object before this fetch, and it can still do so after. The issue is when the server sends a thin pack containing an object that is a REF_DELTA against such a missing object: index-pack fails to fix the thin pack. When support for lazily fetching missing objects was added in 8b4c0103a9 ("sha1_file: support lazily fetching missing objects", 2017-12-08), support in index-pack was turned off in the belief that it accesses the repo only to do hash collision checks. However, this is not true: it also needs to access the repo to resolve REF_DELTA bases. Support for lazy fetching should still generally be turned off in index-pack because it is used as part of the lazy fetching process itself (if not, infinite loops may occur), but we do need to fetch the REF_DELTA bases. (When fetching REF_DELTA bases, it is unlikely that those are REF_DELTA themselves, because we do not send "have" when making such fetches.) To resolve this, prefetch all missing REF_DELTA bases before attempting to resolve them. This both ensures that all bases are attempted to be fetched, and ensures that we make only one request per index-pack invocation, and not one request per missing object. Signed-off-by: Jonathan Tan <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
Diffstat (limited to 'builtin')
1 files changed, 24 insertions, 2 deletions
diff --git a/builtin/index-pack.c b/builtin/index-pack.c
index ccf4eb7..0d55f73 100644
--- a/builtin/index-pack.c
+++ b/builtin/index-pack.c
@@ -14,6 +14,7 @@
#include "thread-utils.h"
#include "packfile.h"
#include "object-store.h"
+#include "fetch-object.h"
static const char index_pack_usage[] =
"git index-pack [-v] [-o <index-file>] [--keep | --keep=<msg>] [--verify] [--strict] (<pack-file> | --stdin [--fix-thin] [<pack-file>])";
@@ -1351,6 +1352,25 @@ static void fix_unresolved_deltas(struct hashfile *f)
sorted_by_pos[i] = &ref_deltas[i];
QSORT(sorted_by_pos, nr_ref_deltas, delta_pos_compare);
+ if (repository_format_partial_clone) {
+ /*
+ * Prefetch the delta bases.
+ */
+ struct oid_array to_fetch = OID_ARRAY_INIT;
+ for (i = 0; i < nr_ref_deltas; i++) {
+ struct ref_delta_entry *d = sorted_by_pos[i];
+ if (!oid_object_info_extended(the_repository, &d->oid,
+ continue;
+ oid_array_append(&to_fetch, &d->oid);
+ }
+ if (
+ fetch_objects(repository_format_partial_clone,
+ to_fetch.oid,;
+ oid_array_clear(&to_fetch);
+ }
for (i = 0; i < nr_ref_deltas; i++) {
struct ref_delta_entry *d = sorted_by_pos[i];
enum object_type type;
@@ -1650,8 +1670,10 @@ int cmd_index_pack(int argc, const char **argv, const char *prefix)
int report_end_of_input = 0;
- * index-pack never needs to fetch missing objects, since it only
- * accesses the repo to do hash collision checks
+ * index-pack never needs to fetch missing objects except when
+ * REF_DELTA bases are missing (which are explicitly handled). It only
+ * accesses the repo to do hash collision checks and to check which
+ * REF_DELTA bases need to be fetched.
fetch_if_missing = 0;