[Btrfs-devel] btrfs and git-reflog

Junio C Hamano gitster at pobox.com
Fri Jan 25 23:52:16 PST 2008

Junio C Hamano <gitster at pobox.com> writes:

> I agree that this is a broken assumption on git's part.  When we
> have this loop:
> 	while (ent = readdir()) {
>         	... do something in that directory ...
> 	}
> we should expect readdir() may return new entries and cope with
> it, as "If a file is removed from or added to the directory
> after the most recent call to opendir() or rewinddir(), whether
> a subsequent call to readdir() returns an entry for that file is
> unspecified." [*1*]

Here is a result of a mini-audit.

* builtin-prune-packed.c::prune_dir() loops and unlinks (some
  of) returned paths while in the loop.  This should not
  interfere with readdir(3).  I am presuming that we can declare
  readdir(3) implementation buggy if this happens:

	* opendir();
	* readdir() gives $P;
        * unlink($P);
        * readdir() later gives $P again.

  Otherwise we need to lose check for return value from

* builtin-prune.c::prune_dir() has a similar construct and the
  same (non-)issue.

* dir.c::remove_dir_recursively() -- likewise.

* entry.c::remove_subtree() -- likewise.  We might want to unify
  this with the previous one.

A patch to "reflog-expire --all" will follow in a separate

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