Remove a few loops in cgit for a large number of repos.

Michael Hess mlhess at
Thu Oct 10 19:24:44 CEST 2013

I have not seen the load yet, we will do some load testing and let you


On Thu, Oct 10, 2013 at 11:48 AM, John Keeping <john at> wrote:

> On Thu, Oct 10, 2013 at 10:44:55AM -0400, Michael Hess wrote:
> > I am looking into using cgit for's repos, and wondering if we
> > could remove code like this:
> >
> >
> >
> > We have almost 10,000 repos and are worried about the load from loops,
> and
> > building the index it loops over. All of the repos are under a directory
> > (in 2 different sub directories), so I was hoping we could just validate
> > the directory path (making sure someone is not trying to do a ../../,etc)
> > and allow it?
> >
> > Could that be done?  Please let me know your thoughts.
> Have you actually seen this causing excessive load, or is it only a
> theoretical issue?
> I expect it would be possible, in the case of scan-path, to load repos
> from disk lazily, but that will probably add quite a lot of complexity
> and I'm not convinced it's worthwhile.
> That particular loop will only be executed once and I suspect it is
> dwarfed by the time spent loading and parsing the config (cached project
> list if you're using scan-path).
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