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authorErik Elfström <>2015-06-15 19:39:55 (GMT)
committerJunio C Hamano <>2015-06-15 20:14:24 (GMT)
commit0179ca7a626e0a6c7bf5eaccf88dead307306dee (patch)
treea55aac80b058f21be596eb6a5e24517294fbbc3a /t/
parentf49a5650ab536a31a22c2b48398e0e29bb59269f (diff)
clean: improve performance when removing lots of directories
"git clean" uses resolve_gitlink_ref() to check for the presence of nested git repositories, but it has the drawback of creating a ref_cache entry for every directory that should potentially be cleaned. The linear search through the ref_cache list causes a massive performance hit for large number of directories. Modify clean.c:remove_dirs to use setup.c:is_git_directory and setup.c:read_gitfile_gently instead. Both these functions will open files and parse contents when they find something that looks like a git repository. This is ok from a performance standpoint since finding repository candidates should be comparatively rare. Using is_git_directory and read_gitfile_gently should give a more standardized check for what is and what isn't a git repository but also gives three behavioral changes. The first change is that we will now detect and avoid cleaning empty nested git repositories (only init run). This is desirable. Second, we will no longer die when cleaning a file named ".git" with garbage content (it will be cleaned instead). This is also desirable. The last change is that we will detect and avoid cleaning empty bare repositories that have been placed in a directory named ".git". This is not desirable but should have no real user impact since we already fail to clean non-empty bare repositories in the same scenario. This is thus deemed acceptable. On top of this we add some extra precautions. If read_gitfile_gently fails to open the git file, read the git file or verify the path in the git file we assume that the path with the git file is a valid repository and avoid cleaning. Update t7300 to reflect these changes in behavior. The time to clean an untracked directory containing 100000 sub directories went from 61s to 1.7s after this change. Helped-by: Jeff King <> Signed-off-by: Erik Elfström <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
Diffstat (limited to 't/')
1 files changed, 4 insertions, 6 deletions
diff --git a/t/ b/t/
index fbfdf2d..32e96da 100755
--- a/t/
+++ b/t/
@@ -455,7 +455,7 @@ test_expect_success 'nested git work tree' '
! test -d bar
-test_expect_failure 'should clean things that almost look like git but are not' '
+test_expect_success 'should clean things that almost look like git but are not' '
rm -fr almost_git almost_bare_git almost_submodule &&
mkdir -p almost_git/.git/objects &&
mkdir -p almost_git/.git/refs &&
@@ -468,8 +468,6 @@ test_expect_failure 'should clean things that almost look like git but are not'
test_when_finished "rm -rf almost_*" &&
- ## This will fail due to die("Invalid gitfile format: %s", path); in
- ## setup.c:read_gitfile.
git clean -f -d &&
test_path_is_missing almost_git &&
test_path_is_missing almost_bare_git &&
@@ -501,7 +499,7 @@ test_expect_success 'should not clean submodules' '
test_path_is_missing to_clean
-test_expect_failure 'should avoid cleaning possible submodules' '
+test_expect_success 'should avoid cleaning possible submodules' '
rm -fr to_clean possible_sub1 &&
mkdir to_clean possible_sub1 &&
test_when_finished "rm -rf possible_sub*" &&
@@ -515,7 +513,7 @@ test_expect_failure 'should avoid cleaning possible submodules' '
test_path_is_missing to_clean
-test_expect_failure 'nested (empty) git should be kept' '
+test_expect_success 'nested (empty) git should be kept' '
rm -fr empty_repo to_clean &&
git init empty_repo &&
mkdir to_clean &&
@@ -537,7 +535,7 @@ test_expect_success 'nested bare repositories should be cleaned' '
test_path_is_missing subdir
-test_expect_success 'nested (empty) bare repositories should be cleaned even when in .git' '
+test_expect_failure 'nested (empty) bare repositories should be cleaned even when in .git' '
rm -fr strange_bare &&
mkdir strange_bare &&
git init --bare strange_bare/.git &&