René Scharfe <l....@web.de> writes: > Am 12.02.2018 um 22:04 schrieb Junio C Hamano: >> Stefan Beller <sbel...@google.com> writes: >> >>> I thought it may be a helpful >>> for merging this series with the rest of the evolved code base which >>> may make use of one of the converted functions. So instead of fixing >>> that new instance manually, cocinelle could do that instead. >> >> Having the .cocci used for the conversion *somewhere* would indeed >> be helpful, as it allows me to (1) try reproducing this patch by >> somebody else using the file and following the steps in order to >> audit this patch and (2) catch new places that need to be migrated >> in in-flight topics. >> >> But placing it in contrib/coccinelle/ has other side effects. > > Running "make coccicheck" takes longer. What other downsides are > there?
Once the global variable packed_git has been migrated out of existence, no new code that relies on it would be referring to that global variable. If coccicheck finds something, the suggested rewrite would be turning an unrelated packed_git (which may not even be the right type) to a reference to a field in a global variable, that would certainly be wrong.