The current git-fast-import would not correctly handle such a commit stream
in which a file was deleted and at the same time a directory with the same
name was created. All paths under the newly created directory will be lost
after the importing.
fast-import.c | 9 +++++++++
1 file changed, 9 insertions(+)
diff --git a/fast-import.c b/fast-import.c
index eed97c8..8874b4b 100644
@@ -1595,6 +1595,15 @@ static int tree_content_remove(
* exist and need not be deleted.
+ if (!slash1 && S_ISREG(e->versions.mode) &&
+ * If p names a file in some subdirectory and in
+ * some commit that file got deleted, a directory
+ * with the same name was set up in the same
+ * then there is no need to step into for further
+ * iteration or deletion.
+ return 0;
if (!slash1 || !S_ISDIR(e->versions.mode))
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