On Wed, Aug 24, 2016 at 02:16:02PM -0700, Junio C Hamano wrote:

> * jk/pack-objects-optim-mru (2016-08-11) 4 commits
>   (merged to 'next' on 2016-08-11 at c0a7dae)
>  + pack-objects: use mru list when iterating over packs
>  + pack-objects: break delta cycles before delta-search phase
>  + sha1_file: make packed_object_info public
>  + provide an initializer for "struct object_info"
>  "git pack-objects" in a repository with many packfiles used to
>  spend a lot of time looking for/at objects in them; the accesses to
>  the packfiles are now optimized by checking the most-recently-used
>  packfile first.
>  Will hold to see if people scream.

Just a note that we've been running with this at GitHub on all of our
servers for a bit over a week, and no screaming yet. That's not
necessarily proof of anything, but it does make the audience of "people"
a bit bigger than just "next", as we run quite a few invocations of
pack-objects in a day.

I don't think that changes anything in the near future, since this is
obviously not for v2.10, but barring any complaints, it's probably a
reasonable topic to consider for the version after (and of course I'll
relay any issues we come across on our servers).

I'm planning to deploy the delta-cache topic soon, too, so that should
give it some good exercise.

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