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authorDerrick Stolee <>2018-10-18 17:24:40 (GMT)
committerJunio C Hamano <>2018-10-19 02:30:45 (GMT)
commitb6723e4671acdc6a06ef7672144106cfac4a234f (patch)
tree104860a095a5fc552ecfe1e6d8e05e7bbb9f9066 /commit-reach.c
parenta4b8ab5363a32f283a61ef3a962853556d136c0e (diff)
commit-reach: fix first-parent heuristic
The algorithm in can_all_from_reach_with_flags() performs a depth- first-search, terminated by generation number, intending to use a hueristic that "important" commits are found in the first-parent history. This heuristic is valuable in scenarios like fetch negotiation. However, there is a problem! After the search finds a target commit, it should pop all commits off the stack and mark them as "can reach". This logic is incorrect, so the algorithm instead walks all reachable commits above the generation-number cutoff. The existing algorithm is still an improvement over the previous algorithm, as the worst-case complexity went from quadratic to linear. The performance measurement at the time was good, but not dramatic. By fixing this heuristic, we reduce the number of walked commits. We can also re-run the performance tests from commit 4fbcca4e "commit-reach: make can_all_from_reach... linear". Performance was measured on the Linux repository using 'test-tool reach can_all_from_reach'. The input included rows seeded by tag values. The "small" case included X-rows as v4.[0-9]* and Y-rows as v3.[0-9]*. This mimics a (very large) fetch that says "I have all major v3 releases and want all major v4 releases." The "large" case included X-rows as "v4.*" and Y-rows as "v3.*". This adds all release-candidate tags to the set, which does not greatly increase the number of objects that are considered, but does increase the number of 'from' commits, demonstrating the quadratic nature of the previous code. Small Case: 4fbcca4e~1: 0.85 s 4fbcca4e: 0.26 s (num_walked: 1,011,035) HEAD: 0.14 s (num_walked: 8,601) Large Case: 4fbcca4e~1: 24.0 s 4fbcca4e: 0.12 s (num_walked: 503,925) HEAD: 0.06 s (num_walked: 217,243) Signed-off-by: Derrick Stolee <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
Diffstat (limited to 'commit-reach.c')
1 files changed, 3 insertions, 1 deletions
diff --git a/commit-reach.c b/commit-reach.c
index 9f79ce0..79419be 100644
--- a/commit-reach.c
+++ b/commit-reach.c
@@ -593,8 +593,10 @@ int can_all_from_reach_with_flag(struct object_array *from,
while (stack) {
struct commit_list *parent;
- if (stack->item->object.flags & with_flag) {
+ if (stack->item->object.flags & (with_flag | RESULT)) {
+ if (stack)
+ stack->item->object.flags |= RESULT;