On 04/01/2014 09:53 PM, Jeff King wrote: > 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?").
Good point. Will change. Michael -- Michael Haggerty mhag...@alum.mit.edu http://softwareswirl.blogspot.com/ -- 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