On Fri, May 31, 2013 at 4:22 AM, Jeff King <p...@peff.net> wrote:
> On Thu, May 30, 2013 at 10:00:23PM +0200, Thomas Rast wrote:
>> lookup_commit_reference_gently unconditionally parses the object given
>> to it.  This slows down git-describe a lot if you have a repository
>> with large tagged blobs in it: parse_object() will read the entire
>> blob and verify that its sha1 matches, only to then throw it away.
>> Speed it up by checking the type with sha1_object_info() prior to
>> unpacking.
> This would speed up the case where we do not end up looking at the
> object at all, but it will slow down the (presumably common) case where
> we will in fact find a commit and end up parsing the object anyway.

Perhaps turn "quiet" into a bitmap and only let git-describe do this?
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