On Dec 31, 2013, at 04:07, Kyle J. McKay wrote:
Since 64a99eb4 git gc refuses to run without the --force option if
another gc process on the same repository is already running.

However, if the repository is shared and user A runs git gc on the
repository and while that gc is still running user B runs git gc on
the same repository the gc process run by user A will not be noticed
and the gc run by user B will go ahead and run.

The problem is that the kill(pid, 0) test fails with an EPERM error
since user B is not allowed to signal processes owned by user A
(unless user B is root).

Update the test to recognize an EPERM error as meaning the process
exists and another gc should not be run (unless --force is given).

Oops, sorry, forgot sign off, here's my sign off:

Signed-off-by: Kyle J. McKay <mack...@gmail.com>


I suggest this be included in maint as others may also have expected the
shared repository, different user gc scenario to be caught by the new
code when in fact it's not without this patch.

builtin/gc.c | 2 +-
1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/builtin/gc.c b/builtin/gc.c
index c14190f8..25f2237c 100644
--- a/builtin/gc.c
+++ b/builtin/gc.c
@@ -222,7 +222,7 @@ static const char *lock_repo_for_gc(int force, pid_t* ret_pid)
                        time(NULL) - st.st_mtime <= 12 * 3600 &&
                        fscanf(fp, "%"PRIuMAX" %127c", &pid, locking_host) == 2 
                        /* be gentle to concurrent "gc" on remote hosts */
-                       (strcmp(locking_host, my_host) || !kill(pid, 0));
+ (strcmp(locking_host, my_host) || !kill(pid, 0) || errno == EPERM);
                if (fp != NULL)
                if (should_exit) {

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