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From: "Randall S. Becker" <rsbecker@nexbridge.com>
To: "'Lukas Straub'" <lukasstraub2@web.de>,
	"'Junio C Hamano'" <gitster@pobox.com>
Cc: "'git'" <git@vger.kernel.org>,
	"'Elijah Newren'" <newren@gmail.com>,
	"'Brandon Williams'" <bwilliams.eng@gmail.com>,
	"'Johannes Schindelin'" <Johannes.Schindelin@gmx.de>,
	"'Jeff King'" <peff@peff.net>
Subject: RE: [RFC PATCH 0/2] Allow adding .git files and directories
Date: Wed, 19 Aug 2020 15:16:19 -0400	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <04bb01d6765d$3bb67e20$b3237a60$@nexbridge.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20200819204750.6ce87f7c@luklap>

On August 19, 2020 2:48 PM, Lukas Straub wrote:
> To: Junio C Hamano <gitster@pobox.com>
> Cc: git <git@vger.kernel.org>; Elijah Newren <newren@gmail.com>;
> Brandon Williams <bwilliams.eng@gmail.com>; Johannes Schindelin
> <Johannes.Schindelin@gmx.de>; Jeff King <peff@peff.net>
> Subject: Re: [RFC PATCH 0/2] Allow adding .git files and directories
> 
> On Wed, 19 Aug 2020 11:03:30 -0700
> Junio C Hamano <gitster@pobox.com> wrote:
> 
> > Lukas Straub <lukasstraub2@web.de> writes:
> >
> > > These patches allow this and work well in a quick test. Of course
> > > some tests fail because with this the handling of nested git repos
> changed.
> >
> > In other words, this breaks the workflow existing users rely on,
> > right?  I do not know if such a behaviour ever needs to exist even as
> > an opt-in feature, but it definitely feels wrong to make the behaviour
> > these patches introduce the default.
> 
> Well, the current behavior is that nested repos (that are not submodules)
are
> completely ignored and none of the files within can be added. So the old
> behavior can be restored with .gitignore. The same goes for files/dirs
named
> .git.
> 
> Of course I don't know what the current policy for behavioral changes in
git
> is, but I see that there have been such changes in the past.

I honestly am concerned about a repeat of things like
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2019-19604 (the submodule update
problem). This change in behaviour is of serious concern from a risk
standpoint. To be blunt, I don't think users on my platform will move to a
version of git that supports this by default.

Sincerely,
Randall

-- Brief whoami:
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  reply	other threads:[~2020-08-19 19:16 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 27+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2020-08-19 16:43 Lukas Straub
2020-08-19 16:43 ` [RFC PATCH 1/2] dir/read-cache: " Lukas Straub
2020-08-19 16:43 ` [RFC PATCH 2/2] dir: Recurse into nested git repos if they aren't submodules Lukas Straub
2020-08-19 18:03 ` [RFC PATCH 0/2] Allow adding .git files and directories Junio C Hamano
2020-08-19 18:47   ` Randall S. Becker
2020-08-19 19:09     ` Junio C Hamano
2020-08-19 19:23       ` Randall S. Becker
2020-08-19 20:17       ` Jeff King
2020-08-19 20:32         ` Junio C Hamano
2020-08-19 20:38           ` Jeff King
2020-08-19 21:56             ` Randall S. Becker
2020-08-20 10:16             ` Johannes Schindelin
2020-08-20 11:34             ` Lukas Straub
2020-08-20 13:01               ` Jeff King
2020-08-21 12:39                 ` Lukas Straub
2020-08-21 13:11                   ` Randall S. Becker
2020-08-21 22:52                   ` brian m. carlson
2020-08-22 14:21                     ` Lukas Straub
2020-08-22 18:53                       ` brian m. carlson
2020-08-22 19:12                         ` Lukas Straub
2020-08-24 13:52                           ` Johannes Schindelin
2020-08-20 12:37         ` Lukas Straub
2020-08-20 13:08           ` Jeff King
2020-08-19 19:22     ` Lukas Straub
2020-08-19 18:47   ` Lukas Straub
2020-08-19 19:16     ` Randall S. Becker [this message]
2020-08-20 11:46       ` Lukas Straub

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