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Re: [PATCH 2/3] apply.c: do not checkout file when skip-worktree bit set




On Fri, Apr 7, 2017 at 12:23 PM, Kevin Willford <kcwillford@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> When using the sparse-checkout feature git should not write to
> the working directory for files with the skip-worktree bit on.
> With the skip-worktree bit on the file may or may not be in
> the working directory and if it is not we don't want or need to
> create it by calling checkout_entry.
>
> There are two callers of checkout_target.  Both of which check
> that the file does not exist before calling checkout_target.
> load_current which make a call to lstat right before calling checkout_target
> and check_preimage which will only run checkout_taret it stat_ret
> is less than zero.  It sets stat_ret to zero and only if
> !stat->cached will it lstat the file and set stat_ret to
> something other than zero.
>
> This patch checks if skip-worktree bit is on in checkout_target
> and just returns so that the entry doesn't not end up in the
> working directory.  This is so that apply will not create a file
> in the working directory, then update the index but not keep the
> working directory up to date with the changes that happened in the index.
>
> Signed-off-by: Kevin Willford <kewillf@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> ---
>  apply.c | 18 ++++++++++++++++++
>  1 file changed, 18 insertions(+)
>
> diff --git a/apply.c b/apply.c
> index 0e2caeab9c..0da5d0b7c9 100644
> --- a/apply.c
> +++ b/apply.c
> @@ -3327,6 +3327,24 @@ static int checkout_target(struct index_state *istate,
>  {
>         struct checkout costate = CHECKOUT_INIT;
>
> +       /*
> +        * Do not checkout the entry if the skipworktree bit is set
> +        *
> +        * Both callers of this method (check_preimage and load_current)
> +        * check for the existance of the file before calling this
> +        * method so we know that the file doesn't exist at this point
> +        * and we don't need to perform that check again here.
> +        * We just need to check the skip-worktree and return.
> +        *
> +        * This is to prevent git from creating a file in the
> +        * working directory that has the skip-worktree bit on,
> +        * then updating the index from the patch and not keeping
> +        * the working directory version up to date with what it
> +        * changed the index version to be.
> +        */

I have the impression that this information is better in the
commit message rather than in the code itself, i.e. we can
drop this comment here?

Thanks,
Stefan

> +       if (ce_skip_worktree(ce))
> +               return 0;
> +
>         costate.refresh_cache = 1;
>         costate.istate = istate;
>         if (checkout_entry(ce, &costate, NULL) || lstat(ce->name, st))
> --
> 2.12.2.windows.2.1.g7df5db8d31
>