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upload-pack: avoid parsing objects during ref advertisement
When we advertise a ref, the first thing we do is parse the pointed-to object. This gives us two things: 1. a "struct object" we can use to store flags 2. the type of the object, so we know whether we need to dereference it as a tag Instead, we can just use lookup_unknown_object to get an object struct, and then fill in just the type field using sha1_object_info (which, in the case of packed files, can find the information without actually inflating the object data). This can save time if you have a large number of refs, and the client isn't actually going to request those refs (e.g., because most of them are already up-to-date). The downside is that we are no longer verifying objects that we advertise by fully parsing them (however, we do still know we actually have them, because sha1_object_info must find them to get the type). While we might fail to detect a corrupt object here, if the client actually fetches the object, we will parse (and verify) it then. On a repository with 120K refs, the advertisement portion of upload-pack goes from ~3.4s to 3.2s (the failure to speed up more is largely due to the fact that most of these refs are tags, which need dereferenced to find the tag destination anyway). Signed-off-by: Jeff King <firstname.lastname@example.org> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <email@example.com>
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