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Re: Temporary git files for the gitdir created on a separate drive in workdir

On Fri, Sep 7, 2018 at 6:48 PM Junio C Hamano <gitster@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Hultqvist <hultqvist@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> writes:
> > Considering that the gitdir could be located on a different drive than
> > the workdir wouldn't it make more sense to create the temporary files
> > in a subdirectory inside the gitdir rather tan in the workdir?
> I do not think we intend to create temporary files, whose final
> destination is somewhere under $GIT_DIR/, in any working tree;
> rather, I think we try to create them inside $GIT_DIR (or possibly
> if the destination is a file in a subdirectory of $GIT_DIR, then in
> the same subdirectory).  What you are seeing definitely smells like
> a bug in the worktree code, perhaps getting confused by the fact
> that the full path to these places look "unusual" by starting with a
> single alphabet followed by a colon (IOW, this may manifest only in
> Windows port).

I agree. Auditing the setup code did not reveal anything though. Our
code should recognize these unusual Windows paths as absolute and
while I spotted an incorrect use of '/' (instead of is_dir_sep) it
does not explain the problem here.

Hultqvist, if you set environment variable GIT_TRACE_SETUP to 1 and
run "git status" in G:\Test1, what does it say?