[PATCH 2 of 2 V3] changegroup: compute seen files as changesets are added (issue4750)

Gregory Szorc gregory.szorc at gmail.com
Sat Jul 18 13:08:18 CDT 2015

# HG changeset patch
# User Gregory Szorc <gregory.szorc at gmail.com>
# Date 1437242240 25200
#      Sat Jul 18 10:57:20 2015 -0700
# Node ID bf4cd0d2b3fb1e5b157534595f3fd268a821ab11
# Parent  3319a574de6de4ee19183bafa3c0d31f78211a7d
changegroup: compute seen files as changesets are added (issue4750)

Before this patch, addchangegroup() would walk the changelog and compute
the set of seen files between applying changesets and applying
manifests. When cloning large repositories such as mozilla-central,
this consumed a non-trivial amount of time. On my MBP, this walk takes
~10s. On a dainty EC2 instance, this was measured to take ~125s! On the
latter machine, this delay was enough for the Mercurial server to
disconnect the client, thinking it had timed out, thus causing a clone
to abort.

This patch enables the changelog to compute the set of changed files as
new revisions are added. By doing so, we:

* avoid a potentially heavy computation between changelog and manifest
  processing by spreading the computation across all changelog additions
* avoid extra reads from the changelog by operating on the data as it is

The downside of this is that the add revision callback does result in
extra I/O. Before, we would perform a flush (and subsequent read to
construct the full revision) when new delta chains were created. For
changelogs, this is typically every 2-4 revisions. Using the callback
guarantees there will be a flush after every added revision *and* an
open + read of the changelog to obtain the full revision in order to
read the added files. So, this increases the frequency of these
operations by the average chain length. In the future, the revlog
should be smart enough to know how to read revisions that haven't been
flushed yet, thus eliminating this extra I/O.

On my MBP, the total CPU times for an `hg unbundle` with a local
mozilla-central gzip bundle containing 251,934 changesets and 211,065
files did not have a statistically significant change with this patch,
holding steady around 360s. So, the increased revlog flushing did not
have an effect.

With this patch, there is no longer a visible pause between applying
changeset and manifest data. Before, it sure felt like Mercurial was
lethargic making this transition. Now, the transition is nearly
instantaneous, giving the impression that Mercurial is faster. Of course,
eliminating this pause means that the potential for network disconnect due
to channel inactivity during the changelog walk is eliminated as well.
And that is the impetus behind this change.

diff --git a/mercurial/changegroup.py b/mercurial/changegroup.py
--- a/mercurial/changegroup.py
+++ b/mercurial/changegroup.py
@@ -719,9 +719,8 @@ def addchangegroup(repo, source, srctype
     if not source:
         return 0
     changesets = files = revisions = 0
-    efiles = set()
     tr = repo.transaction("\n".join([srctype, util.hidepassword(url)]))
     # The transaction could have been created before and already carries source
     # information. In this case we use the top level data. We overwrite the
@@ -752,17 +751,21 @@ def addchangegroup(repo, source, srctype
                 self._count += 1
         source.callback = prog(_('changesets'), expectedtotal)
+        efiles = set()
+        def onchangelog(cl, node):
+            efiles.update(cl.read(node)[3])
-        srccontent = cl.addgroup(source, csmap, trp)
+        srccontent = cl.addgroup(source, csmap, trp,
+                                 addrevisioncb=onchangelog)
+        efiles = len(efiles)
         if not (srccontent or emptyok):
             raise util.Abort(_("received changelog group is empty"))
         clend = len(cl)
         changesets = clend - clstart
-        for c in xrange(clstart, clend):
-            efiles.update(repo[c].files())
-        efiles = len(efiles)
         repo.ui.progress(_('changesets'), None)
         # pull off the manifest group
         repo.ui.status(_("adding manifests\n"))

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