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[v4,2/2] upload-pack: use stdio in send_ref callbacks

Message ID 20210901125442.34446-3-jacob@gitlab.com (mailing list archive)
State Accepted
Commit 70afef5cdf29b5159f18df1b93722055f78740f8
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Series send_ref buffering | expand

Commit Message

Jacob Vosmaer Sept. 1, 2021, 12:54 p.m. UTC
In both protocol v0 and v2, upload-pack writes one pktline packet per
advertised ref to stdout. That means one or two write(2) syscalls per
ref. This is problematic if these writes become network sends with
high overhead.

This commit changes both send_ref callbacks to use buffered IO using

To give an example of the impact: I set up a single-threaded loop that
calls ls-remote (with HTTP and protocol v2) on a local GitLab
instance, on a repository with 11K refs. When I switch from Git
v2.32.0 to this patch, I see a 40% reduction in CPU time for Git, and
65% for Gitaly (GitLab's Git RPC service).

So using buffered IO not only saves syscalls in upload-pack, it also
saves time in things that consume upload-pack's output.

Helped-by: Jeff King <peff@peff.net>
Signed-off-by: Jacob Vosmaer <jacob@gitlab.com>
 ls-refs.c     |  4 ++--
 upload-pack.c | 11 ++++++++---
 2 files changed, 10 insertions(+), 5 deletions(-)
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diff --git a/ls-refs.c b/ls-refs.c
index 88f6c3f60d..e6a2dbd962 100644
--- a/ls-refs.c
+++ b/ls-refs.c
@@ -105,7 +105,7 @@  static int send_ref(const char *refname, const struct object_id *oid,
 	strbuf_addch(&refline, '\n');
-	packet_write(1, refline.buf, refline.len);
+	packet_fwrite(stdout, refline.buf, refline.len);
 	return 0;
@@ -171,7 +171,7 @@  int ls_refs(struct repository *r, struct strvec *keys,
 		strvec_push(&data.prefixes, "");
 	for_each_fullref_in_prefixes(get_git_namespace(), data.prefixes.v,
 				     send_ref, &data, 0);
-	packet_flush(1);
+	packet_fflush(stdout);
 	return 0;
diff --git a/upload-pack.c b/upload-pack.c
index 297b76fcb4..2fdd73dfcb 100644
--- a/upload-pack.c
+++ b/upload-pack.c
@@ -1207,7 +1207,7 @@  static int send_ref(const char *refname, const struct object_id *oid,
 		format_symref_info(&symref_info, &data->symref);
 		format_session_id(&session_id, data);
-		packet_write_fmt(1, "%s %s%c%s%s%s%s%s%s%s object-format=%s agent=%s\n",
+		packet_fwrite_fmt(stdout, "%s %s%c%s%s%s%s%s%s%s object-format=%s agent=%s\n",
 			     oid_to_hex(oid), refname_nons,
 			     0, capabilities,
 			     (data->allow_uor & ALLOW_TIP_SHA1) ?
@@ -1223,11 +1223,11 @@  static int send_ref(const char *refname, const struct object_id *oid,
 	} else {
-		packet_write_fmt(1, "%s %s\n", oid_to_hex(oid), refname_nons);
+		packet_fwrite_fmt(stdout, "%s %s\n", oid_to_hex(oid), refname_nons);
 	capabilities = NULL;
 	if (!peel_iterated_oid(oid, &peeled))
-		packet_write_fmt(1, "%s %s^{}\n", oid_to_hex(&peeled), refname_nons);
+		packet_fwrite_fmt(stdout, "%s %s^{}\n", oid_to_hex(&peeled), refname_nons);
 	return 0;
@@ -1348,6 +1348,11 @@  void upload_pack(struct upload_pack_options *options)
 		head_ref_namespaced(send_ref, &data);
 		for_each_namespaced_ref(send_ref, &data);
+		/* 
+		 * fflush stdout before calling advertise_shallow_grafts because send_ref
+		 * uses stdio.
+		 */
+		fflush_or_die(stdout);
 	} else {