|author||Derrick Stolee <firstname.lastname@example.org>||Fri Sep 25 12:33:37 2020 +0000|
|committer||Junio C Hamano <email@example.com>||Fri Sep 25 10:53:05 2020 -0700|
maintenance: auto-size incremental-repack batch When repacking during the 'incremental-repack' task, we use the --batch-size option in 'git multi-pack-index repack'. The initial setting used --batch-size=0 to repack everything into a single pack-file. This is not sustainable for a large repository. The amount of work required is also likely to use too many system resources for a background job. Update the 'incremental-repack' task by dynamically computing a --batch-size option based on the current pack-file structure. The dynamic default size is computed with this idea in mind for a client repository that was cloned from a very large remote: there is likely one "big" pack-file that was created at clone time. Thus, do not try repacking it as it is likely packed efficiently by the server. Instead, we select the second-largest pack-file, and create a batch size that is one larger than that pack-file. If there are three or more pack-files, then this guarantees that at least two will be combined into a new pack-file. Of course, this means that the second-largest pack-file size is likely to grow over time and may eventually surpass the initially-cloned pack-file. Recall that the pack-file batch is selected in a greedy manner: the packs are considered from oldest to newest and are selected if they have size smaller than the batch size until the total selected size is larger than the batch size. Thus, that oldest "clone" pack will be first to repack after the new data creates a pack larger than that. We also want to place some limits on how large these pack-files become, in order to bound the amount of time spent repacking. A maximum batch-size of two gigabytes means that large repositories will never be packed into a single pack-file using this job, but also that repack is rather expensive. This is a trade-off that is valuable to have if the maintenance is being run automatically or in the background. Users who truly want to optimize for space and performance (and are willing to pay the upfront cost of a full repack) can use the 'gc' task to do so. Create a test for this two gigabyte limit by creating an EXPENSIVE test that generates two pack-files of roughly 2.5 gigabytes in size, then performs an incremental repack. Check that the --batch-size argument in the subcommand uses the hard-coded maximum. Helped-by: Chris Torek <firstname.lastname@example.org> Reported-by: Son Luong Ngoc <email@example.com> Signed-off-by: Derrick Stolee <firstname.lastname@example.org> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <email@example.com>
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