On 04/07/2014 09:31 PM, Jeff King wrote:
> On Mon, Apr 07, 2014 at 01:33:59AM +0200, Michael Haggerty wrote:
>> 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.
>> [...]
> Yeah, I would have expected a die("BUG") here.
> I think it is worth making it a fatal mistake and catching it. Rolling
> back an uninitialized lockfile is probably OK; we are canceling an
> operation that never started. But committing a lockfile that we didn't
> actually fill out could be a sign of a serious error, and we may be
> propagating a bogus success code. E.g., imagine that receive-pack claims
> to have written your ref, but actually commit_lock_file was a silent
> NOP. I'd much rather have it die loudly so we can track down the case.

OK, I will change this to a fatal error in v3.


Michael Haggerty
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