Torsten Bögershausen wrote:
> On 13.11.12 19:55, Ramsay Jones wrote:
>> Douglas Mencken wrote:
>>> *Any* git clone fails with:
>>> fatal: premature end of pack file, 106 bytes missing
>>> fatal: index-pack failed
>>> At first, I tried 1.8.0, and it failed. Then I tried to build 126.96.36.199
>>> then, and it worked. Then I tried 188.8.131.52, but it fails the same way
>>> as 1.8.0.
>>> So I decided to git bisect.
>>> b8a2486f1524947f232f657e9f2ebf44e3e7a243 is the first bad commit
>>> ``index-pack: support multithreaded delta resolving''
>> This looks like the same problem I had on cygwin, which lead to
>> commit c0f86547c ("index-pack: Disable threading on cygwin", 26-06-2012).
>> I didn't notice which platform you are on, but maybe you also have a
>> thread-unsafe pread()? Could you try re-building git with the
>> NO_THREAD_SAFE_PREAD build variable set?
>> Ramsay Jones
> This is interesting.
> I had the same problem on a PowerPC
> (Old PowerBook G4 running Linux).
> Using NO_THREAD_SAFE_PREAD helped, thanks for the hint.
> (After recompiling without NO_THREAD_SAFE_PREAD I could clone
> from this machine again, so the problem is not really reproducable)
Yes, the failures would be intermittent (and often not easily
reproducible). The threaded index-pack code did not fail for
me on cygwin at all during development, including tests, but failed
immediately I installed v1.7.11. On real repositories, it failed
intermittently. On some repos it always failed, on some it never
failed and on some others it would sometimes fail, sometimes not.
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