Michael Haggerty <mhag...@alum.mit.edu> writes:

> A packed reference can be overridden by a loose reference, in which
> case the packed reference is obsolete and is never used.  The object
> pointed to by such a reference can be garbage collected.  Since
> d66da478f2, this could lead to the emission of a spurious error
> message:
>     error: refs/heads/master does not point to a valid object!
> The error is generated by repack_without_ref() if there is an obsolete
> dangling packed reference in packed-refs when the packed-refs file has
> to be rewritten due to the deletion of another packed reference.  Add
> a failing test demonstrating this problem and some passing tests of
> related scenarios.

That is one nasty recent bug.

> Signed-off-by: Michael Haggerty <mhag...@alum.mit.edu>
> ---
> How can I get rid of the sleeps in these tests?

Would test-chmtime help?

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