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Re: [PATCH] pathspec: only match across submodule boundaries when requested




Hi Brandon,

On Tue, 28 Nov 2017, Brandon Williams wrote:

> Commit 74ed43711fd (grep: enable recurse-submodules to work on <tree>
> objects, 2016-12-16) taught 'tree_entry_interesting()' to be able to
> match across submodule boundaries in the presence of wildcards.  This is
> done by performing literal matching up to the first wildcard and then
> punting to the submodule itself to perform more accurate pattern
> matching.  Instead of introducing a new flag to request this behavior,
> commit 74ed43711fd overloaded the already existing 'recursive' flag in
> 'struct pathspec' to request this behavior.
> 
> This leads to a bug where whenever any other caller has the 'recursive'
> flag set as well as a pathspec with wildcards that all submodules will
> be indicated as matches.  One simple example of this is:
> 
> 	git init repo
> 	cd repo
> 
> 	git init submodule
> 	git -C submodule commit -m initial --allow-empty
> 
> 	touch "[bracket]"
> 	git add "[bracket]"
> 	git commit -m bracket
> 	git add submodule
> 	git commit -m submodule
> 
> 	git rev-list HEAD -- "[bracket]"
> 
> Fix this by introducing the new flag 'recurse_submodules' in 'struct
> pathspec' and using this flag to determine if matches should be allowed
> to cross submodule boundaries.
> 
> Signed-off-by: Brandon Williams <bmwill@xxxxxxxxxx>

Could you also add something like

	This fixes https://github.com/git-for-windows/git/issues/1371

at the end of the commit message, to keep a reference to the original bug
report?

>  4 files changed, 22 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)

Phew. That was much smaller than I expected.

> +test_expect_success 'tree_entry_interesting does not match past submodule boundaries' '
> +	test_when_finished "rm -rf repo submodule" &&
> +	git init submodule &&
> +	test_commit -C submodule initial &&
> +	git init repo &&
> +	>"repo/[bracket]" &&
> +	git -C repo add "[bracket]" &&
> +	git -C repo commit -m bracket &&
> +	git -C repo rev-list HEAD -- "[bracket]" >expect &&
> +
> +	git -C repo submodule add ../submodule &&
> +	git -C repo commit -m submodule &&
> +
> +	git -C repo rev-list HEAD -- "[bracket]" >actual &&
> +	test_cmp expect actual
> +'

Nicely prepared for a new hash function, too (no explicit SHA-1).

I wonder, however, why we can't `git checkout -b bracket` and
`test_when_finished "git checkout master"` and void those many `-C repo`
options. But then, it is actually one of the shorter test cases, and
pretty easy to understand.

However, I would still like to see `test_tick`s before those `git commit`
calls, to make the commit names reproducible.

Thanks,
Dscho