I'm trying to track down a protocol bug that happens with shallow clones over smart-http. As far as I can tell, the bug has existed in all versions.
You can reproduce it using the attached repository, which is a shallow clone of https://github.com/mileszs/ack.vim.git, like: $ tar xzf repo.tar.gz $ cd repo.git $ git fetch --depth=10 fatal: git fetch-pack: expected shallow list In that test my fetch actually hit github.com as the upstream full repo, but you can also clone it down locally and demonstrate it with purely local copies of git (but it's more of a pain, because you have to set up a smart http server). The last part of the conversation looks like this: packet: fetch-pack< 0000 packet: fetch-pack< ACK f183a345a0c10caed7684d07dabae33e007c7590 common packet: fetch-pack> have f183a345a0c10caed7684d07dabae33e007c7590 packet: fetch-pack< ACK 33312d4db4e91468957b1b41dd039c5d88e85fda common packet: fetch-pack< ACK 34d0b2fbc182b31d926632d170bc07d6a6fc3f9b common packet: fetch-pack< ACK 45c802e07c60686986474b6b05b2c7048330b6b5 common packet: fetch-pack< ACK e93f693fd2a9940d6421bf9e4ddd1f535994eaa5 common packet: fetch-pack< ACK 132ee41e8e2c8c545b3aed120171e1596c9211a4 common packet: fetch-pack< ACK 973deb3145a99992638b2301cfd654721cf35d68 common packet: fetch-pack< ACK e53a88a4e72d84562493313e8911ada4def787da common packet: fetch-pack< ACK 90be0bf3eee6f7a0cb9c2377a50610f4ce738da3 common packet: fetch-pack< ACK aeab88ccf41bf216fde37983bd403d9b913391e7 common packet: fetch-pack< ACK 5f480935d3ce431c393657c3000337bcbdbd5535 common packet: fetch-pack< ACK db81e01b433501b159983ea38690aeb01eea1e6b common packet: fetch-pack< ACK 06c44b8cab93e780a29ff7f7b5b1dd41dba4b2d5 common packet: fetch-pack< ACK 65f3966becdb2d931d5afbdcc6a28008d154668a common packet: fetch-pack< ACK 10e8caef9f2ed308231ce1abc326c512e86a5d4c common packet: fetch-pack< ACK 6b55dd91f2e7fc64c23eea57e85171cb958f9cd2 common packet: fetch-pack< ACK 6b55dd91f2e7fc64c23eea57e85171cb958f9cd2 ready packet: fetch-pack< NAK packet: fetch-pack< ACK 6b55dd91f2e7fc64c23eea57e85171cb958f9cd2 fatal: git fetch-pack: expected shallow list So we see that upload-pack sends a bunch of detailed ACKs, followed by a NAK, and then it sends another ACK. Fetch-pack is inside find_common, reading these acks. At the beginning of each stateless-rpc response, it expects to consume any shallow/unshallow lines up to a flush packet (the call to consume_shallow_list). And then it reads the acks in a loop. After it sees the NAK, it assumes that the server is done sending the packet, and loops again, expecting another set of shallow/unshallow lines. But we get the next ACK instead, and die. So who is wrong? Is upload-pack wrong to send an ACK after the NAK? From the protocol description, it seems like it should wait after sending a NAK. Or is fetch-pack wrong not to handle the extra ACK without receiving another shallow/unshallow segment? -Peff
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