On Sun, Jul 20, 2014 at 10:10 PM, Juan P <juandavid1...@gmail.com> wrote:
> Duy Nguyen <pclouds <at> gmail.com> writes:
>> Just a quick update for the enthusiasts. My branch file-watcher [1]
>> has got working per-user inotify support. It's a 20 patch series so
>> I'll refrain from spamming git <at> vger for a while, even though it hurts
>> your eyes a lot less than what I have posted so far. The test suite
>> ran fine with it so it's not that buggy. It has new tests too, even
>> though real inotify is not tested in the new tests. Documentation is
>> there, either in .txt or comments. Using it is simple:
>> $ mkdir ~/.watcher
>> $ git file-watcher --detach ~/.watcher
>> $ git config --global filewatcher.path $HOME/.watcher
> Will this mean that Git would work faster with repositories with large
> number of files or commits? I am new into this topic, but I am trying to
> understand, any pointers are appreciated.

That is the idea. Instead of having to recursively lstat() every file
to find which ones have changed this will allow to query a database
for "tell me all files that match this criteria xyz" which could speed
up many things.

Duy, keep up the good work.
Once you are ready I am more than happy to help out reviewing the patches.

ronnie sahlberg
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