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Re: Regression `git checkout $rev -b branch` while in a `--no-checkout` clone does not check out files

On Wed, Jan 2, 2019 at 3:08 AM Duy Nguyen <pclouds@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> On Wed, Jan 2, 2019 at 6:36 AM Anthony Sottile <asottile@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> >
> > Here's a simple regression test -- haven't had time to bisect this
> I can't reproduce with either 2.20.0, 2.20.1 or 'master'. It would be
> great if you could bisect this.
> There are no suspicious commits from 2.27.1 touching
> builtin/checkout.c. Though there are some more changes in
> unpack-trees.c that might cause this (big wild guess).
> --
> Duy

heated a small room but here's the results of the bisect!

fa655d8411cc2d7ffcf898e53a1493c737d7de68 is the first bad commit
commit fa655d8411cc2d7ffcf898e53a1493c737d7de68
Author: Ben Peart <Ben.Peart@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date:   Thu Aug 16 18:27:11 2018 +0000

    checkout: optimize "git checkout -b <new_branch>"

    Skip merging the commit, updating the index and working directory if and
    only if we are creating a new branch via "git checkout -b <new_branch>."
    Any other checkout options will still go through the former code path.

    If sparse_checkout is on, require the user to manually opt in to this
    optimzed behavior by setting the config setting checkout.optimizeNewBranch
    to true as we will no longer update the skip-worktree bit in the index, nor
    add/remove files in the working directory to reflect the current sparse
    checkout settings.

    For comparison, running "git checkout -b <new_branch>" on a large
repo takes:

    14.6 seconds - without this patch
    0.3 seconds - with this patch

    Signed-off-by: Ben Peart <Ben.Peart@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
    Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <gitster@xxxxxxxxx>

:040000 040000 817bfb8ef961545a554005d42967b5ab7cfdb041
e57e576d0d4fb7f25c12a5dcc7651ef6698e961b M    Documentation
:040000 040000 c089f91f4532caa2a17e4f10a1a7ed3aa5d2023c
7cf16a0aa288f898a880ffefe82ee7506b83bef4 M    builtin
:040000 040000 adfdb05964a692e03ee07d2e43841f6304d996bd
8681416093802b9051599ebea8f63f5a45968e6f M    t
bisect run success

Here's the script and invocations:

#!/usr/bin/env bash
set -euxo pipefail

rm -rf "$PWD/prefix"
make prefix="$PWD/prefix" -j8 install
export PATH="$PWD/prefix/bin:$PATH"

rm -rf src dest

git --version

git init src
echo hi > src/a
git -C src add .
git -C src commit -m "initial commit"
rev="$(git -C src rev-parse HEAD)"

git clone --no-checkout src dest
git -C dest checkout "$rev" -b branch
test -f dest/a


git bisect begin
git bisect bad HEAD
git bisect good v2.17.1
git bisect run ./bisect.sh