It was previously a bug to call commit_lock_file() with a lock_file object that was not active (an illegal access would happen within the function). It was presumably never done, but this would be an easy programming error to overlook. So guard the file-renaming code with an if statement to change committing an unlocked file into a NOP.
Signed-off-by: Michael Haggerty <mhag...@alum.mit.edu> --- Alternatively, we could make it a fatal error (e.g., an assert() or if...die()) to call commit_lock_file() on an unlocked file, or omit a warning in this case. But since it is so hard to test code related to locking failures, I have the feeling that such an error is most likely to occur in some error-handling path, maybe when some other lockfile acquisition has failed, and it would be better to let the code continue its attempted cleanup instead of dying. But it would be easy to persuade me to change my opinion. Documentation/technical/api-lockfile.txt | 4 +++- lockfile.c | 3 +++ 2 files changed, 6 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-) diff --git a/Documentation/technical/api-lockfile.txt b/Documentation/technical/api-lockfile.txt index b53e300..bfb2676 100644 --- a/Documentation/technical/api-lockfile.txt +++ b/Documentation/technical/api-lockfile.txt @@ -68,7 +68,9 @@ commit_lock_file:: with an earlier call to `hold_lock_file_for_update()`, close the file descriptor and rename the lockfile to its final destination. Returns 0 upon success, a negative - value on failure to close(2) or rename(2). + value on failure to close(2) or rename(2). It is a NOP to + call `commit_lock_file()` for a `lock_file` object that is not + currently locked. rollback_lock_file:: diff --git a/lockfile.c b/lockfile.c index 47762c6..24aaa53 100644 --- a/lockfile.c +++ b/lockfile.c @@ -301,6 +301,9 @@ int commit_lock_file(struct lock_file *lk) if (lk->fd >= 0 && close_lock_file(lk)) return -1; + if (!lk->filename) + return 0; + strcpy(result_file, lk->filename); /* remove ".lock": */ result_file[strlen(result_file) - LOCK_SUFFIX_LEN] = 0; -- 1.9.1 -- 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