cache-tree: skip some blob checks in partial clone

In a partial clone, whenever a sparse checkout occurs, the existence of
all blobs in the index is verified, whether they are included or
excluded by the .git/info/sparse-checkout specification. This
significantly degrades performance because a lazy fetch occurs whenever
the existence of a missing blob is checked.

This is because cache_tree_update() checks the existence of all objects
in the index, whether or not CE_SKIP_WORKTREE is set on them. Teach
cache_tree_update() to skip checking CE_SKIP_WORKTREE objects when the
repository is a partial clone. This improves performance for sparse
checkout and also other operations that use cache_tree_update().

Instead of completely removing the check, an argument could be made that
the check should instead be replaced by a check that the blob is
promised, but for performance reasons, I decided not to do this.
If the user needs to verify the repository, it can be done using fsck
(which will notify if a tree points to a missing and non-promised blob,
whether the blob is included or excluded by the sparse-checkout

Signed-off-by: Jonathan Tan <>
Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
This commit is contained in:
Jonathan Tan 2018-10-09 11:40:37 -07:00 committed by Junio C Hamano
parent 2efbb7f521
commit 2f215ff10b
2 changed files with 38 additions and 1 deletions

View File

@ -326,6 +326,7 @@ static int update_one(struct cache_tree *it,
unsigned mode;
int expected_missing = 0;
int contains_ita = 0;
int ce_missing_ok;
path = ce->name;
pathlen = ce_namelen(ce);
@ -355,8 +356,11 @@ static int update_one(struct cache_tree *it,
ce_missing_ok = mode == S_IFGITLINK || missing_ok ||
(repository_format_partial_clone &&
if (is_null_oid(oid) ||
(mode != S_IFGITLINK && !missing_ok && !has_object_file(oid))) {
(!ce_missing_ok && !has_object_file(oid))) {
if (expected_missing)
return -1;

View File

@ -63,4 +63,37 @@ test_expect_success 'return to full checkout of master' '
test "$(cat b)" = "modified"
test_expect_success 'in partial clone, sparse checkout only fetches needed blobs' '
test_create_repo server &&
git clone "file://$(pwd)/server" client &&
test_config -C server uploadpack.allowfilter 1 &&
test_config -C server uploadpack.allowanysha1inwant 1 &&
echo a >server/a &&
echo bb >server/b &&
mkdir server/c &&
echo ccc >server/c/c &&
git -C server add a b c/c &&
git -C server commit -m message &&
test_config -C client core.sparsecheckout 1 &&
test_config -C client extensions.partialclone origin &&
echo "!/*" >client/.git/info/sparse-checkout &&
echo "/a" >>client/.git/info/sparse-checkout &&
git -C client fetch --filter=blob:none origin &&
git -C client checkout FETCH_HEAD &&
git -C client rev-list HEAD \
--quiet --objects --missing=print >unsorted_actual &&
printf "?" &&
git hash-object server/b &&
printf "?" &&
git hash-object server/c/c
) >unsorted_expect &&
sort unsorted_actual >actual &&
sort unsorted_expect >expect &&
test_cmp expect actual