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From: Derrick Stolee <>
Cc:, Derrick Stolee <>
Subject: [PATCH] commit: drop uses of get_cached_commit_buffer()
Date: Wed, 21 Feb 2018 14:17:11 -0500
Message-ID: <> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <>

The get_cached_commit_buffer() method provides access to the buffer
loaded for a struct commit, if it was ever loadead and was not freed.

Two places use this to inform how to output information about commits.

log-tree.c uses this method to short-circuit the output of commit
information when the buffer is not cached. However, this leads to
incorrect output in 'git log --oneline' where the short-OID is written
but then the rest of the commit information is dropped and the next
commit is written on the same line.

rev-list uses this method for two reasons:

- First, if the revision walk visits a commit twice, the buffer was
  freed by rev-list in the first write. The output then does not
  match the format expectations, since the OID is written without the
  rest of the content.

- Second, if the revision walk visits a commit that was marked
  UNINTERESTING, the walk may never load a buffer and hence rev-list
  will not output the verbose information.

These behaviors are undocumented, untested, and unlikely to be
expected by users or other software attempting to parse this output.

Helped-by: Jeff King <>
Signed-off-by: Derrick Stolee <>
 builtin/rev-list.c | 2 +-
 log-tree.c         | 3 ---
 2 files changed, 1 insertion(+), 4 deletions(-)

diff --git a/builtin/rev-list.c b/builtin/rev-list.c
index 48300d9..d320b6f 100644
--- a/builtin/rev-list.c
+++ b/builtin/rev-list.c
@@ -134,7 +134,7 @@ static void show_commit(struct commit *commit, void *data)
-	if (revs->verbose_header && get_cached_commit_buffer(commit, NULL)) {
+	if (revs->verbose_header) {
 		struct strbuf buf = STRBUF_INIT;
 		struct pretty_print_context ctx = {0};
 		ctx.abbrev = revs->abbrev;
diff --git a/log-tree.c b/log-tree.c
index fc0cc0d..22b2fb6 100644
--- a/log-tree.c
+++ b/log-tree.c
@@ -659,9 +659,6 @@ void show_log(struct rev_info *opt)
 		show_mergetag(opt, commit);
-	if (!get_cached_commit_buffer(commit, NULL))
-		return;
 	if (opt->show_notes) {
 		int raw;
 		struct strbuf notebuf = STRBUF_INIT;

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Thread overview: 17+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2018-02-20 22:12 Question about get_cached_commit_buffer() Derrick Stolee
2018-02-20 22:57 ` Jeff King
2018-02-21 14:13   ` Derrick Stolee
2018-02-21 18:48     ` Jeff King
2018-02-21 18:52       ` Jeff King
2018-02-21 19:17         ` Derrick Stolee [this message]
2018-02-21 19:19           ` [PATCH] commit: drop uses of get_cached_commit_buffer() Derrick Stolee
2018-02-21 23:34             ` Jeff King
2018-02-21 23:13           ` Jeff King
2018-02-21 23:22             ` Stefan Beller
2018-02-21 23:29               ` Jeff King
2018-02-22  1:52             ` Derrick Stolee
2018-02-21 22:22       ` Question about get_cached_commit_buffer() Junio C Hamano
2018-02-21 22:50         ` Jeff King
2018-02-21 23:03           ` Junio C Hamano
2018-02-21 23:27             ` [PATCH] revision: drop --show-all option Jeff King
2018-02-21 23:45               ` Linus Torvalds

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