I just realized that many of my big repos are still on index v2 while v4 should reduce its size significantly (3.8M -> 2.9M for linux-2.6 and 25M -> 14M for webkit, for example). I wanted to propose index v4 as the new default version, because I guess that not many people outside git@vger are aware of it, but perhaps this approach is less drastic. It only suggest index v4 when the index size after clone hits 512K limit.
I have 170 git repositories (most of them Gnome projects) and only big ones exceed the limit: webkit, linux-2.6, libreoffice-core, wine (530K), gentoo-x86. Gimp and banshee are close (510K and 321K). The rest barely hits 256K. So this hint won't show up often. On second thought, maybe we should lower it down to 300K to show more often and raise awareness on index v4 :) Something I should have done in this patch too, is state that index v4 is only supported since vXXX, that git clients older than that will not work. But maybe just put that in update-index man page and refer there. Signed-off-by: Nguyễn Thái Ngọc Duy <pclo...@gmail.com> --- builtin/clone.c | 10 ++++++++++ 1 file changed, 10 insertions(+) diff --git a/builtin/clone.c b/builtin/clone.c index e0aaf13..7cd1b60 100644 --- a/builtin/clone.c +++ b/builtin/clone.c @@ -543,6 +543,7 @@ static int checkout(void) struct tree *tree; struct tree_desc t; int err = 0, fd; + struct stat st; if (option_no_checkout) return 0; @@ -591,6 +592,15 @@ static int checkout(void) if (!err && option_recursive) err = run_command_v_opt(argv_submodule, RUN_GIT_CMD); + if (!err && + !stat(git_path("index"), &st) && + st.st_size > 512 * 1024) + advise(_("Your index is quite large (%d KiB).\n" + "You may want to update to index version 4 to reduce its size,\n" + "as large index files may affect performance, using the command:\n" + " git update-index --index-version 4"), + st.st_size / 1024); + return err; } -- 126.96.36.199.536.gf441e6d -- 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