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Re: [PATCH 04/11] multi-pack-index: verify packname order

On 9/5/2018 3:14 PM, Stefan Beller wrote:
On Wed, Sep 5, 2018 at 12:11 PM Derrick Stolee <stolee@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
On 9/5/2018 2:15 PM, Stefan Beller wrote:
On Wed, Sep 5, 2018 at 7:46 AM Derrick Stolee via GitGitGadget
<gitgitgadget@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
From: Derrick Stolee <dstolee@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>

The final check we make while loading a multi-pack-index is that
the packfile names are in lexicographical order. Make this error
be a die() instead.
What is the advantage of having a die() here?
Would the midx work under normal operation when
not sorted correctly?

This sounds like a hack for easy testability in this context,
so could you clarify why this helps the regular user?
The multi-pack-index will not work as expected, since
midx_contains_pack() may provide incorrect results, and thus we will add
the "missing" packfiles to the packed_git linked list.

This _should_ be a die(), as something unexpected occurred (the file
doesn't match the format specification).
Thanks for the clarification.

So this patch actually hits 2 birds with one stone, as it fixes
a bug as well as adds the check for such corruption to the
verify step?
This is a common occurrence in this series (replacing error() with die()) as we are now exercising those conditions and clarifying what should happen.