When using "hash-object -w" to create non-blob objects, it is generally a good policy to run "git fsck" afterward to make sure the resulting object is valid. Add a warning to the manpage.
While it at, gently nudge the user of "hash-object -w" toward higher-level interfaces for creating or modifying trees, commits, and tags. Reported-by: Mantas Mikulėnas <graw...@gmail.com> Signed-off-by: Jonathan Nieder <jrnie...@gmail.com> --- Hi Mantas, Mantas Mikulėnas wrote: > When messing around with various repositories, I noticed that git 1.8 > (currently using 1.8.2.rc0.22.gb3600c3) has problems parsing tag objects > that have invalid timestamps. [...] > Git doesn't handle the resulting tag objects nicely at all. For example, > running `git cat-file -p` on the new object outputs a really odd > timestamp "Thu Jun Thu Jan 1 00:16:09 1970 +0016" (I'm guessing it > parses the year as Unix time), The usual rule is that with invalid objects (e.g. as detected by "git fsck"), any non-crash result is acceptable. Garbage in, garbage out. > and `git show` outright crashes > (backtrace included below.) Probably worth fixing. I notice that git-hash-object(1) doesn't contain any reference to git-fsck(1). How about something like this, to start? Perhaps by default hash-object should automatically fsck the objects it is asked to create. Thanks, Jonathan Documentation/git-hash-object.txt | 10 ++++++++++ 1 file changed, 10 insertions(+) diff --git a/Documentation/git-hash-object.txt b/Documentation/git-hash-object.txt index 02c1f12..8ed8c6e 100644 --- a/Documentation/git-hash-object.txt +++ b/Documentation/git-hash-object.txt @@ -30,6 +30,8 @@ OPTIONS -w:: Actually write the object into the object database. + This does not check that the resulting object is valid; + for that, see linkgit:git-fsck. --stdin:: Read the object from standard input instead of from a file. @@ -53,6 +55,14 @@ OPTIONS conversion. If the file is read from standard input then this is always implied, unless the --path option is given. +SEE ALSO +-------- +linkgit:git-mktree, +linkgit:git-commit-tree, +linkgit:git-tag, +linkgit:git-filter-branch, +sha1sum(1) + GIT --- Part of the linkgit:git suite -- 126.96.36.199 -- To unsubscribe from this list: send the line "unsubscribe git" in the body of a message to majord...@vger.kernel.org More majordomo info at http://vger.kernel.org/majordomo-info.html