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From: Kaartic Sivaraam <kaartic.sivaraam@gmail.com>
To: Junio C Hamano <gitster@pobox.com>, Jeff King <peff@peff.net>
Cc: git@vger.kernel.org
Subject: Re: [PATCH 3/3] branch: forbid refs/heads/HEAD
Date: Sat, 21 Oct 2017 10:20:24 +0530
Message-ID: <1508561424.2516.19.camel@gmail.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <xmqqa80uv5b8.fsf@gitster.mtv.corp.google.com>

Junio C Hamano <gitster@pobox.com> writes:
> 
> > Perhaps.  Also we may want to make sure that "git branch -D HEAD"
> > still works as a way to recover from historical mistakes.
> 
> The only difference is improved tests where we use show-ref to make
> sure refs/heads/HEAD does not exist when it shouldn't, exercise
> update-ref to create and delete refs/heads/HEAD, and also make sure
> it can be deleted with "git branch -d".
> 

In which case you might also like to ensure that it's possible to
"rename" the branch with a name "HEAD" to recover from historical
mistakes.

> diff --git a/sha1_name.c b/sha1_name.c
> index c7c5ab376c..1b8c503095 100644
> --- a/sha1_name.c
> +++ b/sha1_name.c
> @@ -1332,7 +1332,7 @@ void strbuf_branchname(struct strbuf *sb, const char *name, unsigned allowed)
>  int strbuf_check_branch_ref(struct strbuf *sb, const char *name)
>  {
>  	strbuf_branchname(sb, name, INTERPRET_BRANCH_LOCAL);
> -	if (name[0] == '-')
> +	if (*name == '-' || !strcmp(name, "HEAD"))
>  		return -1;

I guess this makes the check for "HEAD" in builtin/branch::cmd_branch()
 (line 796) redundant. May be it could be removed?

>  	strbuf_splice(sb, 0, 0, "refs/heads/", 11);
>  	return check_refname_format(sb->buf, 0);
> diff --git a/t/t1430-bad-ref-name.sh b/t/t1430-bad-ref-name.sh
> index e88349c8a0..4556aa66b8 100755
> --- a/t/t1430-bad-ref-name.sh
> +++ b/t/t1430-bad-ref-name.sh
> @@ -331,4 +331,27 @@ test_expect_success 'update-ref --stdin -z fails delete with bad ref name' '
>  	grep "fatal: invalid ref format: ~a" err
>  '
>  
> +test_expect_success 'branch rejects HEAD as a branch name' '
> +	test_must_fail git branch HEAD HEAD^ &&
> +	test_must_fail git show-ref refs/heads/HEAD
> +'
> +
> +test_expect_success 'checkout -b rejects HEAD as a branch name' '
> +	test_must_fail git checkout -B HEAD HEAD^ &&
> +	test_must_fail git show-ref refs/heads/HEAD
> +'
> +
> +test_expect_success 'update-ref can operate on refs/heads/HEAD' '
> +	git update-ref refs/heads/HEAD HEAD^ &&
> +	git show-ref refs/heads/HEAD &&
> +	git update-ref -d refs/heads/HEAD &&
> +	test_must_fail git show-ref refs/heads/HEAD
> +'
> +
> +test_expect_success 'branch -d can remove refs/heads/HEAD' '
> +	git update-ref refs/heads/HEAD HEAD^ &&
> +	git branch -d HEAD &&
> +	test_must_fail git show-ref refs/heads/HEAD
> +'
> +
>  test_done

So, may be the following test could also be added (untested yet),

test_expect_success 'branch -m can rename refs/heads/HEAD' '
	git update-ref refs/heads/HEAD HEAD^ &&
	git branch -m HEAD head &&
	test_must_fail git show-ref refs/heads/HEAD
'

-- 
Kaartic

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Thread overview: 26+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2017-10-13  5:11 [PATCH 0/3] a small branch API clean-up Junio C Hamano
2017-10-13  5:11 ` [PATCH 1/3] branch: streamline "attr_only" handling in validate_new_branchname() Junio C Hamano
2017-10-13  7:05   ` Eric Sunshine
2017-10-13  5:11 ` [PATCH 2/3] branch: split validate_new_branchname() into two Junio C Hamano
2017-10-21  4:58   ` Kaartic Sivaraam
2017-10-21  9:01     ` Junio C Hamano
2017-10-13  5:11 ` [PATCH 3/3] branch: forbid refs/heads/HEAD Junio C Hamano
2017-10-13 13:15   ` Jeff King
2017-10-14  2:11     ` Junio C Hamano
2017-10-14  2:20       ` Junio C Hamano
2017-10-16 21:38         ` Jeff King
2017-10-21  4:50         ` Kaartic Sivaraam [this message]
2017-10-21  8:57           ` Junio C Hamano
2017-10-22  5:00             ` Kaartic Sivaraam
2017-10-21  3:07 ` [PATCH 0/3] a small branch API clean-up Kaartic Sivaraam
2017-10-21  8:52   ` Junio C Hamano
2017-10-22  4:36     ` Kaartic Sivaraam
2017-11-14 11:42 ` [PATCH v2 1/2] branch: forbid refs/heads/HEAD Kaartic Sivaraam
2017-11-14 11:42   ` [PATCH v2 2/2] builtin/branch: remove redundant check for HEAD Kaartic Sivaraam
2017-11-14 12:00   ` [PATCH v2 1/2] branch: forbid refs/heads/HEAD Kaartic Sivaraam
2017-11-14 15:08     ` Junio C Hamano
2017-11-15 16:59       ` Kaartic Sivaraam
2017-11-15 22:14         ` [PATCH 3/4] branch: correctly reject refs/heads/{-dash,HEAD} Junio C Hamano
2017-11-16 13:11           ` Kaartic Sivaraam
2017-11-16 14:57             ` Junio C Hamano
2017-11-16 17:02               ` Kaartic Sivaraam

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