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Re: [GSoC][PATCH v4 3/4] credential-cache: use XDG_CACHE_HOME for socket

Devin Lehmacher <lehmacdj@xxxxxxxxx> writes:

> +	If your home directory is on a network-mounted filesystem, you
> +	may need to change this to a local filesystem. You must specify
> +	an absolute path.

Nicely explained. 

If a socket cannot be created in "~/.git-credential-cache", existing
users would have created a symbolic link that points at a local
directory.  With XDG_CACHE_HOME mechanism, they would just set the
variable to directly point at a local directory and there is no need
for symlink trick, on the other hand.

Which points us back to the observation I made in my review on the
previous step.

> +static char *get_socket_path(void)
> +{
> +	char *old_credential_dir, *socket;
> +	old_credential_dir = expand_user_path("~/.git-credential-cache");
> +	if (old_credential_dir && directory_exists(old_credential_dir))
> +		socket = expand_user_path("~/.git-credential-cache/socket");
> +	else
> +		socket = xdg_cache_home("credential/socket");
> +	free(old_credential_dir);
> +	return socket;
> +}

As we do not want to use the dir.c::directory_exists(), which is
meant to be used for working tree files, we can do something like
this instead:

static char *get_socket_path(void)
	struct stat st;
	char *path;

	path = expand_user_path("~/.git-credential-cache");
	if (path && !stat(path, &st) && S_ISDIR(st.st_mode))) {
		path = expand_user_path("~/.git-credential-cache/socket");
	} else {
		path = xdg_cache_home("credential/socket");
	return path;

The duplication of "~/.git-credential-cache" bothers me somewhat and
perhaps people can suggest better ways to get rid of the dup.

Other than that, makes sense to me.