CGit and modification times

Ferry Huberts mailings at
Sat May 14 09:55:26 CEST 2011

On 05/13/2011 11:20 PM, Ferry Huberts wrote:
> Hi list.
> While implementing the patch fixing idle times for packed repos it
> occurred to me that currently CGit looks at modification times of files,
> instead of at the timestamp on the actual commits.
> Wouldn't it be better to retrieve the timestamp of the relevant
> commit/tag and use that?
> In case of the front page (listing all repos) that would mean getting
> timestamps of all HEADs of all refs/tags of a repo to determine the idle
> time (which also must be done for the repo page itself).
> This obviously is a bit more expensive but maybe also a bit more correct?
> Enabling caching should alleviate much of the problem.
> Feedback appreciated :-)

forget I said it :-)

Thought about it a bit more and I think current behaviour (+ the
packed-refs patch) is good enough.

Ferry Huberts

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