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Re: Possible race condition with git-rebase + .git/index.lock




On Monday, March 11 2019, Eric Sunshine wrote:

> On Mon, Mar 11, 2019 at 6:17 PM Sergio Durigan Junior
> <sergiodj@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>>   # git rebase origin/master
>>   ...
>>   Applying: commitX
>>   Applying: commitY
>>   Applying: commitZ
>>   fatal: Unable to create '/home/xyz/dir1/dir2/.git/index.lock': File exists.
>>
>> The first thing I did was to check whether the index.lock file existed,
>> but it doesn't.
>
> What platform is this on? If Windows, I'm wondering if something (such
> as a virus scanner) is holding the lock file open long enough to
> prevent Git from actually deleting it (and perhaps Git doesn't notice
> the failed deletion -- until the next time it tries to take the lock).

This is on GNU/Linux (Fedora 28, to be specific).  I haven't had the
chance to test this on other distros, unfortunately.  And since it seems
to be a race condition, it's kind of hard to perform tests that trigger
this.

Thanks,

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