On Tuesday 14 August 2012 13:40:20 Junio C Hamano wrote:
> Florian Achleitner <florian.achleitner.2.6...@gmail.com> writes:
> > The fast-import commands 'cat-blob' and 'ls' can be used by remote-helpers
> > to retrieve information about blobs and trees that already exist in
> > fast-import's memory. This requires a channel from fast-import to the
> > remote-helper.
> > remote-helpers that use this features shall advertise the new
> > 'bidi-import'
> 
> s/this fea/these fea/
> 
> > capability so signal that they require the communication channel.
> 
> s/so sig/to sig/, I think.
> 
> > When forking fast-import in transport-helper.c connect it to a dup of
> > the remote-helper's stdin-pipe. The additional file descriptor is passed
> > to fast-import via it's command line (--cat-blob-fd).
> 
> s/via it's/via its/;
> 
> > It follows that git and fast-import are connected to the remote-helpers's
> > stdin.
> > Because git can send multiple commands to the remote-helper on it's stdin,
> > it is required that helpers that advertise 'bidi-import' buffer all input
> > commands until the batch of 'import' commands is ended by a newline
> > before sending data to fast-import.
> > This is to prevent mixing commands and fast-import responses on the
> > helper's stdin.
> 
> Please have a blank line each between paragraphs; a solid block of
> text is very hard to follow.
> 
> > Signed-off-by: Florian Achleitner <florian.achleitner.2.6...@gmail.com>
> > ---
> > 
> >  transport-helper.c |   45 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++-------------
> >  1 file changed, 32 insertions(+), 13 deletions(-)
> > 
> > diff --git a/transport-helper.c b/transport-helper.c
> > index cfe0988..257274b 100644
> > --- a/transport-helper.c
> > +++ b/transport-helper.c
> > @@ -10,6 +10,7 @@
> > 
> >  #include "string-list.h"
> >  #include "thread-utils.h"
> >  #include "sigchain.h"
> > 
> > +#include "argv-array.h"
> > 
> >  static int debug;
> > 
> > @@ -19,6 +20,7 @@ struct helper_data {
> > 
> >     FILE *out;
> >     unsigned fetch : 1,
> >     
> >             import : 1,
> > 
> > +           bidi_import : 1,
> > 
> >             export : 1,
> >             option : 1,
> >             push : 1,
> > 
> > @@ -101,6 +103,7 @@ static void do_take_over(struct transport *transport)
> > 
> >  static struct child_process *get_helper(struct transport *transport)
> >  {
> >  
> >     struct helper_data *data = transport->data;
> > 
> > +   struct argv_array argv = ARGV_ARRAY_INIT;
> > 
> >     struct strbuf buf = STRBUF_INIT;
> >     struct child_process *helper;
> >     const char **refspecs = NULL;
> > 
> > @@ -122,11 +125,10 @@ static struct child_process *get_helper(struct
> > transport *transport)> 
> >     helper->in = -1;
> >     helper->out = -1;
> >     helper->err = 0;
> > 
> > -   helper->argv = xcalloc(4, sizeof(*helper->argv));
> > -   strbuf_addf(&buf, "git-remote-%s", data->name);
> > -   helper->argv[0] = strbuf_detach(&buf, NULL);
> > -   helper->argv[1] = transport->remote->name;
> > -   helper->argv[2] = remove_ext_force(transport->url);
> > +   argv_array_pushf(&argv, "git-remote-%s", data->name);
> > +   argv_array_push(&argv, transport->remote->name);
> > +   argv_array_push(&argv, remove_ext_force(transport->url));
> > +   helper->argv = argv.argv;
> 
> Much nicer than before thanks to argv_array ;-)
> 
> >     helper->git_cmd = 0;
> >     helper->silent_exec_failure = 1;
> > 
> > @@ -141,6 +143,8 @@ static struct child_process *get_helper(struct
> > transport *transport)> 
> >     data->helper = helper;
> >     data->no_disconnect_req = 0;
> > 
> > +   free((void*) helper_env[1]);
> 
> What is this free() for???

Sorry, legacy from previous versions, will be deleted.
> 
> > +   argv_array_clear(&argv);
> 
> See below.
> 
> >     /*
> >     
> >      * Open the output as FILE* so strbuf_getline() can be used.
> > 
> > @@ -178,6 +182,8 @@ static struct child_process *get_helper(struct
> > transport *transport)> 
> >                     data->push = 1;
> >             
> >             else if (!strcmp(capname, "import"))
> >             
> >                     data->import = 1;
> > 
> > +           else if (!strcmp(capname, "bidi-import"))
> > +                   data->bidi_import = 1;
> > 
> >             else if (!strcmp(capname, "export"))
> >             
> >                     data->export = 1;
> >             
> >             else if (!data->refspecs && !prefixcmp(capname, "refspec ")) {
> > 
> > @@ -241,8 +247,6 @@ static int disconnect_helper(struct transport
> > *transport)> 
> >             close(data->helper->out);
> >             fclose(data->out);
> >             res = finish_command(data->helper);
> > 
> > -           free((char *)data->helper->argv[0]);
> > -           free(data->helper->argv);
> > 
> >             free(data->helper);
> >             data->helper = NULL;
> >     
> >     }
> > 
> > @@ -376,14 +380,24 @@ static int fetch_with_fetch(struct transport
> > *transport,> 
> >  static int get_importer(struct transport *transport, struct child_process
> >  *fastimport) {
> >  
> >     struct child_process *helper = get_helper(transport);
> > 
> > +   struct helper_data *data = transport->data;
> > +   struct argv_array argv = ARGV_ARRAY_INIT;
> > +   int cat_blob_fd, code;
> > 
> >     memset(fastimport, 0, sizeof(*fastimport));
> >     fastimport->in = helper->out;
> > 
> > -   fastimport->argv = xcalloc(5, sizeof(*fastimport->argv));
> > -   fastimport->argv[0] = "fast-import";
> > -   fastimport->argv[1] = "--quiet";
> > +   argv_array_push(&argv, "fast-import");
> > +   argv_array_push(&argv, "--quiet");
> > 
> > +   if (data->bidi_import) {
> > +           cat_blob_fd = xdup(helper->in);
> > +           argv_array_pushf(&argv, "--cat-blob-fd=%d", cat_blob_fd);
> > +   }
> > +   fastimport->argv = argv.argv;
> > 
> >     fastimport->git_cmd = 1;
> > 
> > -   return start_command(fastimport);
> > +
> > +   code = start_command(fastimport);
> > +   argv_array_clear(&argv);
> > +   return code;
> > 
> >  }
> >  
> >  static int get_exporter(struct transport *transport,
> > 
> > @@ -438,11 +452,16 @@ static int fetch_with_import(struct transport
> > *transport,> 
> >     }
> >     
> >     write_constant(data->helper->in, "\n");
> > 
> > +   /*
> > +    * remote-helpers that advertise the bidi-import capability are required
> > to +         * buffer the complete batch of import commands until this 
> > newline
> > before +     * sending data to fast-import.
> > +    * These helpers read back data from fast-import on their stdin, which
> > could +      * be mixed with import commands, otherwise.
> > +    */
> > 
> >     if (finish_command(&fastimport))
> >     
> >             die("Error while running fast-import");
> > 
> > -   free(fastimport.argv);
> > -   fastimport.argv = NULL;
> 
> The updated code frees argv[] immediately after start_command()
> returns, and it may happen to be safe to do so with the current
> implementation of start_command() and friends, but I think it is a
> bad taste to free argv[] (or env[] for that matter) before calling
> finish_command().  These pieces of memory are still pointed by the
> child_process structure, and users of the structure may want to use
> contents of them (especially, argv[0]) for reporting errors and
> various other purposes, e.g.
> 
>       child = get_helper();
> 
>         trace("started %s\n", child->argv[0]);
> 
>       if (finish_command(child))
>               return error("failed to cleanly finish %s", child->argv[0]);

Yes, sounds reasonable. The present of immedate clearing has the advantage 
that I don't have to store the struct argv_array, as struct child_process only 
has a member for const char **argv.
I'll improve postpone the free until the command finishes.

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