Junio C Hamano <gits...@pobox.com> writes:

> I was wondering if we should unconditionally stuff GIT_DIR=<the
> repository location for the submodule> in the cp.env_array passed to
> the function prepare_submodule_repo_env().  As cp.dir will be set to
> the submodule's working tree, there is no need to set GIT_WORK_TREE
> and export it, I think, although it would not hurt.

After checking all callers of prepare_submodule_repo_env() and saw
that cp.dir is set to the top of working directory for the
submodule, I wonder if something as simple and stupid like the
attached patch is sufficient.  Our subprocess will go there, and
there should be a .git embedded directory or a .git file that points
into .git/modules/* in the superproject, and either way, it should
use .git directly underneath it.

 submodule.c | 1 +
 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+)

diff --git a/submodule.c b/submodule.c
index 1b5cdfb..e8258f0 100644
--- a/submodule.c
+++ b/submodule.c
@@ -1160,4 +1160,5 @@ void prepare_submodule_repo_env(struct argv_array *out)
                if (strcmp(*var, CONFIG_DATA_ENVIRONMENT))
                        argv_array_push(out, *var);
+       argv_array_push(out, "GIT_DIR=.git");

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