On Tue, Sep 20, 2016 at 09:38:33AM -0500, Eric Blake wrote:
> On 09/20/2016 09:15 AM, Daniel P. Berrange wrote:
> >>> I guess we could keep things simple by not inventing a new format,
> >>> but instead of using 'check.time', use 'check.time.$FORMAT-$PROTOCOL'
> >>> eg 'check.time.qcow2-file'
> >>
> >> Seems more palatable. Lots of files rather than lots of lines in a
> >> single file; searching is now fast (if you can come up with the right
> >> file name, the OS does the searching for you rather than us having to
> >> figure out which (if any) portion of a large file applies).  We may
> >> still want a command for easily cleaning everything, and if we do switch
> >> to new file names, we'll still want to clean up the old files.
> > 
> > Isn't that command called 'git clean -f'  - if we remove 'check.time'
> > from the gitignore file, it'll be deleted by a git clean, without
> > needing to ass the -i flag. I don't think we really need to reinvent
> > a special way to clean just these timing files, particularly since
> > they are not large.
> I'd still rather have the gitignore file ignore anything that we don't
> want to check into the tree (I'm a big fan of 'git add -a .', and hate
> it when non-ignored generated files interfere with that; yes I know I
> can munge .git/info/exclude locally, but it feels cleaner when generated
> files are ignored at the project level).
> But yes, relying on git to do the cleanup is fine from my point of view.

NB, I'd still suggest ignoring check.time-$FORMAT-BACKEND files since
those are current. I was just refering to removal of the legacy check.time
file so next git cleanup kills the obsolete file

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