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- 24 Feb, 2012 1 commit
Jeff King authored
Because git's object format requires us to specify the number of bytes in the object in its header, we must know the size before streaming a blob into the object database. This is not a problem when adding a regular file, as we can get the size from stat(). However, when filters are in use (such as autocrlf, or the ident, filter, or eol gitattributes), we have no idea what the ultimate size will be. The current code just punts on the whole issue and ignores filter configuration entirely for files larger than core.bigfilethreshold. This can generate confusing results if you use filters for large binary files, as the filter will suddenly stop working as the file goes over a certain size. Rather than try to handle unknown input sizes with streaming, this patch just turns off the streaming optimization when filters are in use. This has a slight performance regression in a very specific case: if you have autocrlf on, but no gitattributes, a large binary file will avoid the streaming code path because we don't know beforehand whether it will need conversion or not. But if you are handling large binary files, you should be marking them as such via attributes (or at least not using autocrlf, and instead marking your text files as such). And the flip side is that if you have a large _non_-binary file, there is a correctness improvement; before we did not apply the conversion at all. The first half of the new t1051 script covers these failures on input. The second half tests the matching output code paths. These already work correctly, and do not need any adjustment. Signed-off-by: Jeff King <[email protected]> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <[email protected]>