On Thu, Apr 04, 2013 at 04:33:39PM -0700, Junio C Hamano wrote: > Jeff King <p...@peff.net> writes: > > > So let's drop patch 3. Do we want instead to have an expect_failure > > documenting the correct behavior? > > I think that is very much preferred.
Here's a replacement for patch 3, then. I wasn't sure if the editorializing in the last 2 paragraphs should go in the commit message or the cover letter; feel free to tweak as you see fit. -- >8 -- Subject: [PATCH] t3600: document failure of rm across symbolic links If we have a symlink "d" that points to a directory, we should not be able to remove "d/f". In the normal case, where "d/f" does not exist in the index, we already disallow this, as we only remove things that git knows about in the index. So for something like: ln -s /outside/repo foo git add foo git rm foo/bar we will properly produce an error (as there is no index entry for foo/bar). However, if there is an index entry for the path (e.g., because the movement is due to working tree changes that have not yet been reflected in the index), we will happily delete it, even though the path we delete from the filesystem is not the same as the path in the index. This patch documents that failure with a test. While this is a bug, it should not be possible to cause serious data loss with it. For any path that does not have an index entry, we will complain and bail. For a path which does have an index entry, we will do the usual up-to-date content check. So even if the deleted path in the filesystem is not the same as the one we are removing from the index, we do know that they at least have the same content, and that the content is included in HEAD. That means the worst case is not the accidental loss of content, but rather confusion by the user when a copy of a file another part of the tree is removed. Which makes this bug a minor and hard-to-trigger annoyance rather than a data-loss bug (and hence the fix can be saved for a rainy day when somebody feels like working on it). Signed-off-by: Jeff King <p...@peff.net> --- t/t3600-rm.sh | 28 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ 1 file changed, 28 insertions(+) diff --git a/t/t3600-rm.sh b/t/t3600-rm.sh index a2e1a03..0c44e9f 100755 --- a/t/t3600-rm.sh +++ b/t/t3600-rm.sh @@ -659,4 +659,32 @@ test_expect_success 'rm of file when it has become a directory' ' test_path_is_file d/f ' +test_expect_success SYMLINKS 'rm across a symlinked leading path (no index)' ' + rm -rf d e && + mkdir e && + echo content >e/f && + ln -s e d && + git add -A e d && + git commit -m "symlink d to e, e/f exists" && + test_must_fail git rm d/f && + git rev-parse --verify :d && + git rev-parse --verify :e/f && + test -h d && + test_path_is_file e/f +' + +test_expect_failure SYMLINKS 'rm across a symlinked leading path (w/ index)' ' + rm -rf d e && + mkdir d && + echo content >d/f && + git add -A e d && + git commit -m "d/f exists" && + mv d e && + ln -s e d && + test_must_fail git rm d/f && + git rev-parse --verify :d/f && + test -h d && + test_path_is_file e/f +' + test_done -- 1.8.2.rc0.33.gd915649 -- 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