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




On Tue, Mar 12, 2019 at 9:48 AM Sergio Durigan Junior
<sergiodj@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> On Tuesday, March 12 2019, Duy Nguyen wrote:
>
> > On Tue, Mar 12, 2019 at 5:18 AM Sergio Durigan Junior
> > <sergiodj@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> >> This works without problems most of the time (well, usually there are
> >> conflicts and all, but that's a burden I have to carry).  However,
> >> sometimes I notice that git fails with:
> >>
> >>   # 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.
> >
> > Is the output this clean? What I'm looking for is signs of automatic
> > garbage collection kicking in the middle of the rebase. Something like
> > "Auto packing the repository blah blah for optimum performance".
>
> Yeah, this is the exact output.  I also thought about "git gc", but I
> don't see any output related to it.  Is it possible that it's being
> executed in the background and not printing anything?

Any chance you have a cronjob or other task execution mechanism that
is running git commands in various directories (even simple commands
like 'git status' since it's not read-only contrary to what some
expect, or 'git fetch' which might trigger a background gc)?