Severe Regression in Git 1.21.0 -- not receiving any data
- Date: Fri, 31 May 2019 13:31:25 +0200
- From: David <courrier@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Severe Regression in Git 1.21.0 -- not receiving any data
I was trying to clone the AOSP source tree (Android Open Source Project)
and I finally was able to formally identify what seems to be a severe
regression (one that is blocking usage) in the last version of git (2.21.0).
# Steps to reproduce
The AOSP projects recommend to use ubuntu 14.04 as its build platform.
The git version for this distro is :
root@eb57f366840e:/android# git --version
git version 1.9.1
In a docker image for this OS, I am able to execute:
root@eb57f366840e:~# git clone
Cloning into 'manifest'...
remote: Sending approximately 39.94 MiB ...
remote: Counting objects: 852, done
remote: Finding sources: 100% (27/27)
remote: Total 16017 (delta 4968), reused 16017 (delta 4968)
Receiving objects: 100% (16017/16017), 39.65 MiB | 9.04 MiB/s, done.
Resolving deltas: 100% (4968/4968), done.
Checking connectivity... done.
Now, on my local Archlinux Box, the git version is 2.21.0 (latest).
The same command:
git clone https://android.googlesource.com/platform/manifest
Is launching a single thread that uses 100% of one CPU core FOREVER,
until a timeout arises after like 40 minutes (the remote hung up
unexpectedly). Someone on the #git channel (irc.freenode.net) was able
to reproduce the exact same behaviour.
I must add that this of course arises only with the repo I mention in
this email (github repositories are just fine). So probably a mismatch
in protocol between git server/client ? Anyways, I'm far from having the
skills to fix that thing.
I hope this report is useful, and in any case, I would like to know
about the possible outcomes of this report.
I would be actually very surprised if someone did not notice that
before, given that the latest git version is from february, but I can
try anyway :)