On Mon, Dec 16, 2013 at 4:32 PM, Junio C Hamano <gits...@pobox.com> wrote:
> Samuel Bronson <naes...@gmail.com> writes:
>>  for i in 1 2
>>  do
>>       test_expect_success "orderfile using option ($i)" '
>>       git diff -Oorder_file_$i --name-only HEAD^..HEAD >actual &&
>>       test_cmp expect_$i actual
>>  '
> This funny indentation in the previous step needs to be fixed, and
> the added block below should match.

Even though this results in oddly-indented --verbose output?

>> +     rm -f order_fifo &&
>> +     mkfifo order_fifo &&
>> +     cat order_file_$i >order_fifo &
>> +     git diff -O order_fifo --name-only HEAD^..HEAD >actual &&
> I think this part can be racy depending on which between cat and
> "git diff" are scheduled first, no?  Try running this test under
> load and I think you will see it deadlocked.
> Besides, the above breaks && chain; even if mkfifo breaks (hence not
> allowing cat to run), "git diff" will go ahead and run, no?

Hmm.  Well, what I really wanted to put here was a "process substitution":

    git diff -O <(cat order_file_$i) --name-only HEAD^..HEAD >actual &&

but I did not see this feature listed in the dash(1) manpage, so I
assumed it wasn't allowed by POSIX.  And, having looked, I indeed
don't see it mentioned in POSIX either.

I'm not terribly surprised that I screwed up the translation to FIFOs;
how would I really want to do it?
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