On Tue, Apr 01, 2014 at 05:58:09PM +0200, Michael Haggerty wrote: > When deleting a reference, it might be that another process already > holds the lock on the loose reference file and/or the packed-refs > file. In those cases, there is no alternative but for the delete to > fail. Verify that in such cases the reference values are left > unchanged. > > But in fact, when the packed-refs file lock cannot be acquired, the > loose reference file is deleted anyway, potentially leaving the > reference with a changed value (its packed value, which might even > point at an object that has been garbage collected). Thus one of the > new tests is marked test_expect_failure.
Nice find. If I understand correctly, the problem is at the plumbing level, and this could also be demonstrated with update-ref? I don't think it is a big deal, but I was thrown for a minute by the use of "git branch" (as in, "is this something special with branches, or is this about all refs?"). -Peff -- 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