Commit 27a7d067 authored by Duy Nguyen's avatar Duy Nguyen Committed by Junio C Hamano

pack-objects: clarify the use of object_entry::size

While this field most of the time contains the canonical object size,
there is one case it does not: when we have found that the base object
of the delta in question is also to be packed, we will very happily
reuse the delta by copying it over instead of regenerating the new

"size" in this case will record the delta size, not canonical object
size. Later on in write_reuse_object(), we reconstruct the delta
header and "size" is used for this purpose. When this happens, the
"type" field contains a delta type instead of a canonical type.
Highlight this in the code since it could be tricky to see.
Signed-off-by: Duy Nguyen's avatarNguyễn Thái Ngọc Duy <>
Signed-off-by: default avatarJunio C Hamano <>
parent 660b3735
......@@ -1418,6 +1418,7 @@ static void check_object(struct object_entry *entry)
off_t ofs;
unsigned char *buf, c;
enum object_type type;
unsigned long in_pack_size;
buf = use_pack(p, &w_curs, entry->in_pack_offset, &avail);
......@@ -1427,7 +1428,7 @@ static void check_object(struct object_entry *entry)
used = unpack_object_header_buffer(buf, avail,
if (used == 0)
goto give_up;
......@@ -1444,6 +1445,7 @@ static void check_object(struct object_entry *entry)
/* Not a delta hence we've already got all we need. */
oe_set_type(entry, entry->in_pack_type);
entry->size = in_pack_size;
entry->in_pack_header_size = used;
if (oe_type(entry) < OBJ_COMMIT || oe_type(entry) > OBJ_BLOB)
goto give_up;
......@@ -1500,6 +1502,7 @@ static void check_object(struct object_entry *entry)
* circular deltas.
oe_set_type(entry, entry->in_pack_type);
entry->size = in_pack_size; /* delta size */
SET_DELTA(entry, base_entry);
entry->delta_size = entry->size;
entry->delta_sibling_idx = base_entry->delta_child_idx;
......@@ -1509,13 +1512,15 @@ static void check_object(struct object_entry *entry)
if (oe_type(entry)) {
off_t delta_pos;
* This must be a delta and we already know what the
* final object type is. Let's extract the actual
* object size from the delta header.
entry->size = get_size_from_delta(p, &w_curs,
entry->in_pack_offset + entry->in_pack_header_size);
delta_pos = entry->in_pack_offset + entry->in_pack_header_size;
entry->size = get_size_from_delta(p, &w_curs, delta_pos);
if (entry->size == 0)
goto give_up;
......@@ -32,7 +32,9 @@ enum dfs_state {
* "size" is the uncompressed object size. Compressed size of the raw
* data for an object in a pack is not stored anywhere but is computed
* and made available when reverse .idx is made.
* and made available when reverse .idx is made. Note that when a
* delta is reused, "size" is the uncompressed _delta_ size, not the
* canonical one after the delta has been applied.
* "hash" contains a path name hash which is used for sorting the
* delta list and also during delta searching. Once prepare_pack()
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