On 09/02/2013 07:20 PM, Brad King wrote:
> On 09/01/2013 02:08 AM, Junio C Hamano wrote:
>>> Though the refs themeselves cannot be modified together in a single
>>
>> "themselves".
> 
> Fixed.
> 
>> I notice that we are using an array of structures and letting qsort
>> swap 50~64 bytes of data
> 
> Michael suggested this too, so fixed.

Hmmm, I see that you changed the signature of update_refs() to take an
array of pointers.  My suggestion was unclear, but I didn't mean that
the function signature had to be changed.  Rather, I meant that *within*
the function, you could have created an array of pointers to the
structures in the input array and thereafter accessed it via the pointers:

int update_refs(const char *action, const struct ref_update *updates_orig,
                int n, enum action_on_err onerr)
{
        [...]
        struct ref_update **updates;

        [...]
        updates = xcalloc(n, sizeof(*updates));
        for (i = 0; i < n; i++)
                updates[i] = &updates_orig[i];
        [...]
}

However, your approach is also fine.  It will typically involve more
malloc()s but smaller memcpy()s (i.e., via ALLOC_GROW()) at the caller,
and since usually the number of ref_updates being done at one time will
be limited anyway, I don't see a reason to prefer one version over the
other.

Thanks for making the change.

Michael

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