On 31 May 2013 09:32, John Keeping <j...@keeping.me.uk> wrote:
> On Fri, May 31, 2013 at 09:14:49AM +0100, Alex Bennée wrote:
>> On 30 May 2013 20:30, John Keeping <j...@keeping.me.uk> wrote:
>> > On Thu, May 30, 2013 at 06:21:55PM +0200, Thomas Rast wrote:
>> >> Alex Bennée <kernel-hac...@bennee.com> writes:
>> >>
>> >> > On 30 May 2013 16:33, Thomas Rast <tr...@inf.ethz.ch> wrote:
>> >> >> Alex Bennée <kernel-hac...@bennee.com> writes:
>> > <snip>
>> >> > Will it be loading the blob for every commit it traverses or just ones 
>> >> > that hit
>> >> > a tag? Why does it need to load the blob at all? Surely the commit
>> >> > tree state doesn't
>> >> > need to be walked down?
>> >>
>> >> No, my theory is that you tagged *the blobs*.  Git supports this.
>> Wait is this the difference between annotated and non-annotated tags?
>> I thought a non-annotated just acted like references to a particular
>> tree state?
> No, this is something slightly different.  In Git there are four types
> of object: tag, commit, tree and blob.  When you have a heavyweight tag,
> the tag reference points at a tag object (which in turn points at
> another object).  With a lightweight tag, the tag reference typically
> points at a commit object.

I think this is the case in my repo.

> However, there is no restriction that says that a tag object must point
> to a commit or that a lightweight tag must point at a commit - it is
> equally possible to point directly at a tree or a blob (although a lot
> less common).
> Thomas is suggesting that you might have a tag that does not point at a
> commit but instead points to a blob object.

It's looking like I just have some very heavy commits. One data point
I probably should have mentioned at the beginning is this was a
converted CVS repo and I'm wondering if some of the artifacts that
introduced has contributed to this.

>> > You can see if that is the case by doing something like this:
>> >
>> >     eval $(git for-each-ref --shell --format '
>> >         test $(git cat-file -t %(objectname)^{}) = commit ||
>> >         echo %(refname);')
>> >
>> > That will print out the name of any ref that doesn't point at a
>> > commit.
>> Hmm that didn't seem to work.
> You mean there was no output?  In that case it's likely that all your
> references do indeed point at commits.


>>                               But looking at the output by hand I
>> certainly have a mix of tags that are commits vs tags:
>> 09:08 ajb@sloy/x86_64 [work.git] >git for-each-ref | grep "refs/tags"
>> | grep "commit" | wc -l
>> 1345
>> 09:12 ajb@sloy/x86_64 [work.git] >git for-each-ref | grep "refs/tags"
>> | grep -v "commit" | wc -l
>> 66
> This means that you have 1345 lightweight tags and 66 heavyweight tags,
> assuming that all of the lines that don't say "commit" do say "tag".

Yep all commits and tags, nothing else

> By the way, I don't remember if you said which version of Git you're
> using.  If it's an older version then it's possible that something has
> changed.

I'm running the GIT stable PPA:

09:38 ajb@sloy/x86_64 [work.git] >git --version
git version 1.8.3

Although I have also tested with the latest git.git maint. I'm happy
to try master if it's likely to have changed.

Alex, homepage: http://www.bennee.com/~alex/
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