[PATCH v2 00/10] Large blob fixes

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These patches make sure we avoid keeping whole blob in memory, at
least in common cases. Blob-only streaming code paths are opened to
accomplish that.

There are a few things I'd like to see addressed, perhaps as part of
GSoC if any student steps up.

 - somehow avoid unpack-objects and keep the pack if it contains large
   blobs. I guess we could just save the pack, then decide to
   unpack-objects later. I've updated GSoC ideas page about this.
 
 - pack-objects still puts large blobs in memory if they are in loose
   format. This should not happen if we fix the above. But if anyone
   has spare energy, (s)he can try to stream large loose blobs in the
   pack too. Not sure how ugly the end result could be.

 - archive-zip with large blobs. I think two phases are required
   because we need to calculate crc32 in advance. I have a feeling
   that we could just stream compressed blobs (either in loose or
   packed format) to the zip file, i.e. no decompressing then
   compresssing, which makes two phases nearly as good as one.

 - not really large blob related, but it'd be great to see
   pack-check.c and index-pack.c share as much pack reading code as
   possible, even bettere if sha1_file.c could join the party.

 - I've been thinking whether we could just drop pack-check.c, which
   is only used by fsck, and make fsck run index-pack instead. The
   pros is we can run index-pack in parallel. The cons is, how to
   return marked object list to fsck efficiently.

Anyway changes from v1:

 - use stream_blob_to_fd() patch from Junio (better factoring)
 - split show_object() in "git show" in two separate functions, one
   for tag and one for blob, as they do not share much in the end
 - get rid of "index-pack --verify" patch. It'll come back separately

Junio C Hamano (1):
  streaming: make streaming-write-entry to be more reusable

Nguyễn Thái Ngọc Duy (9):
  Add more large blob test cases
  cat-file: use streaming interface to print blobs
  parse_object: special code path for blobs to avoid putting whole
    object in memory
  show: use streaming interface for showing blobs
  index-pack: split second pass obj handling into own function
  index-pack: reduce memory usage when the pack has large blobs
  pack-check: do not unpack blobs
  archive: support streaming large files to a tar archive
  fsck: use streaming interface for writing lost-found blobs

 archive-tar.c        |   35 +++++++++++++++----
 archive-zip.c        |    9 +++--
 archive.c            |   51 ++++++++++++++++++---------
 archive.h            |   11 +++++-
 builtin/cat-file.c   |   23 ++++++++++++
 builtin/fsck.c       |    8 +---
 builtin/index-pack.c |   95 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++--------------
 builtin/log.c        |   34 ++++++++++-------
 cache.h              |    2 +-
 entry.c              |   53 +++-------------------------
 fast-import.c        |    2 +-
 object.c             |   11 ++++++
 pack-check.c         |   21 ++++++++++-
 sha1_file.c          |   78 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++------
 streaming.c          |   55 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
 streaming.h          |    2 +
 t/t1050-large.sh     |   59 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++-
 wrapper.c            |   27 ++++++++++++--
 18 files changed, 434 insertions(+), 142 deletions(-)

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