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Re: [PATCH] worktree add: be tolerant of corrupt worktrees

On Mon, May 13, 2019 at 6:50 AM Nguyễn Thái Ngọc Duy <pclouds@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> find_worktree() can die() unexpectedly because it uses real_path()
> instead of the gentler version. When it's used in 'git worktree add' [1]
> and there's a bad worktree, this die() could prevent people from adding
> new worktrees.

This is good to know because, to fix [1], I think we'll want to add a
new function[2] akin to find_worktree(), but without magic suffix
matching (that is, just literal absolute path comparison).

[1]: https://public-inbox.org/git/0308570E-AAA3-43B8-A592-F4DA9760DBED@xxxxxxxxxxxx/
[2]: https://public-inbox.org/git/CAPig+cQh8hxeoVjLHDKhAcZVQPpPT5v0AUY8gsL9=qfJ7z-L2A@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx/

> The "bad" condition to trigger this is when a parent of the worktree's
> location is deleted. Then real_path() will complain.
> Use the other version so that bad worktrees won't affect 'worktree
> add'. The bad ones will eventually be pruned, we just have to tolerate
> them for a bit.

The patch itself makes sense, though, as Shaheed noted in his
response, pruning seems to get short-circuited somehow under this
situation; perhaps that needs its own fix, but certainly shouldn't
hold up this fix.

> Reported-by: Shaheed Haque <shaheedhaque@xxxxxxxxx>
> Signed-off-by: Nguyễn Thái Ngọc Duy <pclouds@xxxxxxxxx>