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Re: Regression[2.14.3->2.15]: Interactive rebase fails if submodule is modified

On Mon, Nov 6, 2017 at 8:37 PM, Brandon Williams <bmwill@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> After reading your bug report and the fact that you weren't able to
> reproduce it outside of your project I think i figured out what is
> happening.  Before ff6f1f564c the gitmodules file wasn't being loaded
> unless a codepath explicitly wanted to work with submodules.  Now they
> are being lazy-loaded so if you call into the submodule config subsystem
> it'll work without having to have initialized it before.  I suspect
> that the submodule which is causing the failure has a
> "submodule.<name>.ignore" entry in the .gitmodules file or somewhere in
> your repositories config (I actually suspect the latter based on the
> code path).
> When rebase calls into the diff machinery to see if there are unstaged
> changes it explicitly requests that submodule's be ignored, but this
> desired gets overridden by your repository's config, clearing the
> ignored flag and making rebase actually pay attention to the fact that
> the submodule has changes in it.
> I don't have a patch available to for you to test just yet (but I'll
> have some time later today to write one up) but could you verify that
> (1) you have an ignore entry for the submodule in question in your
> config and (2) removing it from your config avoids the failure?  If
> that's the case then we would be able to put together a reproducible
> recipe for this failure.

You're right. Thanks for the info. I have ignore = dirty, and removing
it from the config solves the problem indeed.

The following script reproduces the bug (it's the same as before, only
added git config):

rm -rf super sub
mkdir sub; cd sub; git init
git commit --allow-empty -m 'Initial commit'
mkdir ../super; cd ../super
git init
git submodule add ../sub
git config submodule.sub.ignore dirty
touch foo; git add foo sub
git commit -m 'Initial commit'
touch a; git add a; git commit -m 'a'
touch b; git add b; git commit -m 'b'
cd sub; git commit --allow-empty -m 'New commit'; cd ..
git rebase -i HEAD^^

- Orgad