Thomas Rast <tr...@student.ethz.ch> writes: > But I think the idea always was that any write that changes the basic > layout of the file (so that you would read something wrong) will need a > full rewrite. Otherwise we're too far in DB land. > > Most updates will be > of the "update the stat and/or sha1 of a file" kind, anyway.
Yes, I agree the v5 format documented in the series does not let you do anything other than the kind of updates without rewriting [*1*] But that does not fundamentally change the story that a new format and a new way to access the index to cope with larger projects would want to come up with a solution to address the competing read/write issue, or at least help to make it easier to solve the issue in the future. "That problem is not new" is not an answer when the question is "We still have the problem". [Footnote] *1* While my gut feeling matches your guess that the kind of updates would be the majority, I do not think anybody did numbers to substanticate it, which we may want to see happen. -- To unsubscribe from this list: send the line "unsubscribe git" in the body of a message to majord...@vger.kernel.org More majordomo info at http://vger.kernel.org/majordomo-info.html