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Elijah Newren d1cbe1e6d8 hash-ll.h: split out of hash.h to remove dependency on repository.h
hash.h depends upon and includes repository.h, due to the definition and
use of the_hash_algo (defined as the_repository->hash_algo).  However,
most headers trying to include hash.h are only interested in the layout
of the structs like object_id.  Move the parts of hash.h that do not
depend upon repository.h into a new file hash-ll.h (the "low level"
parts of hash.h), and adjust other files to use this new header where
the convenience inline functions aren't needed.

This allows hash.h and object.h to be fairly small, minimal headers.  It
also exposes a lot of hidden dependencies on both path.h (which was
brought in by repository.h) and repository.h (which was previously
implicitly brought in by object.h), so also adjust other files to be
more explicit about what they depend upon.

Signed-off-by: Elijah Newren <>
Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
2023-04-24 12:47:32 -07:00
Eric Wong 92d8ed8ac1 oidtree: a crit-bit tree for odb_loose_cache
This saves 8K per `struct object_directory', meaning it saves
around 800MB in my case involving 100K alternates (half or more
of those alternates are unlikely to hold loose objects).

This is implemented in two parts: a generic, allocation-free
`cbtree' and the `oidtree' wrapper on top of it.  The latter
provides allocation using alloc_state as a memory pool to
improve locality and reduce free(3) overhead.

Unlike oid-array, the crit-bit tree does not require sorting.
Performance is bound by the key length, for oidtree that is
fixed at sizeof(struct object_id).  There's no need to have
256 oidtrees to mitigate the O(n log n) overhead like we did
with oid-array.

Being a prefix trie, it is natively suited for expanding short
object IDs via prefix-limited iteration in

On my busy workstation, p4205 performance seems to be roughly
unchanged (+/-8%).  Startup with 100K total alternates with no
loose objects seems around 10-20% faster on a hot cache.
(800MB in memory savings means more memory for the kernel FS

The generic cbtree implementation does impose some extra
overhead for oidtree in that it uses memcmp(3) on
"struct object_id" so it wastes cycles comparing 12 extra bytes
on SHA-1 repositories.  I've not yet explored reducing this
overhead, but I expect there are many places in our code base
where we'd want to investigate this.

More information on crit-bit trees:

Signed-off-by: Eric Wong <>
Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
2021-07-07 21:28:04 -07:00