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Re: git archive generates tar with malformed pax extended attribute




Am 25.05.19 um 23:07 schrieb Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason:
>
> On Sat, May 25 2019, René Scharfe wrote:
>
>> We could truncate symlink targets at the first NUL as well in git
>> archive -- but that would be a bit sad, as the archive formats allow
>> storing the "real" target from the repo, with NUL and all.

> But that being said, this assumption that data in a tar archive will get
> written to a FS of some sort isn't true. There's plenty of consumers of
> the format that read it in-memory and stream its contents out to
> something else entirely, e.g. taking "git archive --remote" output,
> parsing it with e.g. [1] and throwing some/all of the content into a
> database.
>
> 1. https://metacpan.org/pod/Archive::Tar

Git archive writes link targets that are 100 characters long or less
into the appropriate field in the plain tar header.  It copies
everything, including NULs, but unlike a PAX extended header that field
lacks a length indicator, so extractors basically have to treat it as
NUL-terminated.

If we want to preserve NUL in short link targets as well, we'd have to
put such names into an PAX extended header..

---
 archive-tar.c | 3 ++-
 1 file changed, 2 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/archive-tar.c b/archive-tar.c
index 3e53aac1e6..e8f55578d1 100644
--- a/archive-tar.c
+++ b/archive-tar.c
@@ -291,7 +291,8 @@ static int write_tar_entry(struct archiver_args *args,
 	}

 	if (S_ISLNK(mode)) {
-		if (size > sizeof(header.linkname)) {
+		if (size > sizeof(header.linkname) ||
+		    memchr(buffer, '\0', size)) {
 			xsnprintf(header.linkname, sizeof(header.linkname),
 				  "see %s.paxheader", oid_to_hex(oid));
 			strbuf_append_ext_header(&ext_header, "linkpath",
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