daniel at iogearbox.net
Tue Nov 12 21:44:29 AEDT 2019
On 11/9/19 8:41 AM, Johannes Berg wrote:
> On Sat, 2019-11-09 at 01:18 +1100, Daniel Axtens wrote:
>> - code that efficiently reads a public-inbox git repository/folder of
>> git repositories and feeds it into the existing parser. I have very
>> inefficient code that converts public-inbox to an mbox and then
>> parses that, but I'm sure you can do better with a git library.
> Somebody (Daniel Borkmann?) posted a (very fast) public-inbox git to
> maildir converter, with procmail support. I assume that would actually
> satisfy this step already, since you can just substitute the patchwork
> parser for procmail.
>> - careful thought about how to do this incrementally. It's obvious how
>> to do email incrementally, but I think you need to keep an extra bit
>> of state around to incrementally parse the git archive. I think.
> Not sure he had an incremental mode figured out there, but that can't
> really be all *that* hard, just store the last-successfully-parsed git
Yep, that is what it is doing, so that we only need to walk the repo(s)
upon a new git fetch to the point where we stopped last time.
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