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Re: The case for two trees in a commit ("How to make rebase less modal")

Stefan Beller <sbeller@xxxxxxxxxx> writes:

> $ git hash-object --stdin -w -t commit <<EOF
> tree c70b4a33a0089f15eb3b38092832388d75293e86
> parent 105d5b91138ced892765a84e771a061ede8d63b8
> author Stefan Beller <sbeller@xxxxxxxxxx> 1519859216 -0800
> committer Stefan Beller <sbeller@xxxxxxxxxx> 1519859216 -0800
> tree 5495266479afc9a4bd9560e9feac465ed43fa63a
> test commit
> 19abfc3bf1c5d782045acf23abdf7eed81e16669
> $ git fsck |grep 19abfc3bf1c5d782045acf23abdf7eed81e16669
> $
> So it is technically possible to create a commit with two tree entries
> and fsck is not complaining.

The second one is merely a random unauthorized header that is not
interpreted in any way by Git.  It is merely being confusing by
starting with "tree " and having 40-hex after it, but the 40-hex
does not get interpreted as an object name, and does not participate
in reachability computation (i.e. packing, pruning and fsck).

There is not much difference between that and a line of trailer in
the commit log message (other than this one is less discoverable).