On Wed, Oct 30, 2013 at 7:50 AM, Jeff King <p...@peff.net> wrote: > On Fri, Oct 25, 2013 at 01:47:06PM +0000, Shawn O. Pearce wrote: > >> I think Colby and I talked about having additional optional sections >> in this file, but Colby didn't want to overcomplicate the format early >> on. So v1 is probably not very extensible and we may have to go to v2 >> to safely create an extension with the name hash cache used in this >> series. >> >> Given that the JGit v1 bitmap format has been shipping since JGit 3.0 >> and in Gerrit Code Review 2.6, its in use in the wild. So we aren't >> going to go back and redefine v1. > > I don't think either course of action affects how JGit in the wild will > react. If we add a new flag to v1, existing JGit barfs. If we move to > v2, existing JGit barfs. In either case, the simplest fix for JGit is > to ignore the new section.
Fair point. Then we can use v1 with the flag for now, JGit will barf and... > If we want to define a v2 format and make it clear how to add optional > sections, that's fine. But what I really want to avoid is a big v2 > bikeshedding discussion where other features get added because it's a > version bump. We can defer the v2 bikeshedding until after v1 lands and we get more experience with the format. > If that means dropping the name-hash cache from the series, so be it > (that's part of why I pulled it out into its own patch at the end). We > could also make it optional with a documentation warning that existing > JGit will not like the resulting bitmap files. In practice, I do not > expect it to be a big deal, as most sites will not mix-and-match serving > from the two implementations (though you might repack with C git and > serve with JGit, which means "off" would be the sane default for the > feature). The name-hash cache is probably important, but it would be nice to have a variable or flag we can use to disable the name-cache generation and thus permit Git to create JGit style v1 indexes, and also use JGit v1 indexes if the name-cache is not available. -- 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