Change create_branch to use a ref transaction when creating the new branch.
ref_transaction_create will check that the ref does not already exist and fail
otherwise meaning that we no longer need to keep a lock on the ref during the
setup_tracking. This simplifies the code since we can now do the transaction
in one single step.

If the forcing flag is false then use ref_transaction_create since this will
fail if the ref already exist. Otherwise use ref_transaction_update.

This also fixes a race condition in the old code where two concurrent
create_branch could race since the lock_any_ref_for_update/write_ref_sha1
did not protect against the ref already existing. I.e. one thread could end up
overwriting a branch even if the forcing flag is false.

Reviewed-by: Jonathan Nieder <jrnie...@gmail.com>
Signed-off-by: Ronnie Sahlberg <sahlb...@google.com>
---
 branch.c | 29 +++++++++++++++--------------
 1 file changed, 15 insertions(+), 14 deletions(-)

diff --git a/branch.c b/branch.c
index 660097b..8bf7588 100644
--- a/branch.c
+++ b/branch.c
@@ -226,7 +226,6 @@ void create_branch(const char *head,
                   int force, int reflog, int clobber_head,
                   int quiet, enum branch_track track)
 {
-       struct ref_lock *lock = NULL;
        struct commit *commit;
        unsigned char sha1[20];
        char *real_ref, msg[PATH_MAX + 20];
@@ -285,15 +284,6 @@ void create_branch(const char *head,
                die(_("Not a valid branch point: '%s'."), start_name);
        hashcpy(sha1, commit->object.sha1);
 
-       if (!dont_change_ref) {
-               lock = lock_any_ref_for_update(ref.buf, NULL, 0, NULL);
-               if (!lock)
-                       die_errno(_("Failed to lock ref for update"));
-       }
-
-       if (reflog)
-               log_all_ref_updates = 1;
-
        if (forcing)
                snprintf(msg, sizeof msg, "branch: Reset to %s",
                         start_name);
@@ -301,13 +291,24 @@ void create_branch(const char *head,
                snprintf(msg, sizeof msg, "branch: Created from %s",
                         start_name);
 
+       if (reflog)
+               log_all_ref_updates = 1;
+
+       if (!dont_change_ref) {
+               struct ref_transaction *transaction;
+               struct strbuf err = STRBUF_INIT;
+
+               transaction = ref_transaction_begin();
+               if (!transaction ||
+                   ref_transaction_update(transaction, ref.buf, sha1,
+                                          null_sha1, 0, !forcing, &err) ||
+                   ref_transaction_commit(transaction, msg, &err))
+                       die("%s", err.buf);
+       }
+
        if (real_ref && track)
                setup_tracking(ref.buf + 11, real_ref, track, quiet);
 
-       if (!dont_change_ref)
-               if (write_ref_sha1(lock, sha1, msg) < 0)
-                       die_errno(_("Failed to write ref"));
-
        strbuf_release(&ref);
        free(real_ref);
 }
-- 
2.0.0.rc3.510.g20c254b

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