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From: Stefan Beller <sbeller@google.com>
To: gitster@pobox.com, jrnieder@gmail.com
Cc: git@vger.kernel.org, mfick@codeaurora.org,
	Stefan Beller <sbeller@google.com>
Subject: [PATCH v2] builtin/describe: introduce --broken flag
Date: Tue, 21 Mar 2017 15:57:18 -0700
Message-ID: <20170321225718.18633-1-sbeller@google.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <CAGZ79kYfrKRbs40UH73VCgMsJgFyh1aG5ZrYMj3O_wGdu6rSUA@mail.gmail.com>

git-describe tells you the version number you're at, or errors out, e.g.
when you run it outside of a repository, which may happen when downloading
a tar ball instead of using git to obtain the source code.

To keep this property of only erroring out, when not in a repository,
severe (submodule) errors must be downgraded to reporting them gently
instead of having git-describe error out completely.

To achieve that a flag '--broken' is introduced, which is in the same
vein as '--dirty' but uses an actual child process to check for dirtiness.
When that child dies unexpectedly, we'll append '-broken' instead of
'-dirty'.

Signed-off-by: Stefan Beller <sbeller@google.com>
---
 Documentation/git-describe.txt | 11 +++++++---
 builtin/describe.c             | 47 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++--------
 t/t6120-describe.sh            | 20 ++++++++++++++++++
 3 files changed, 66 insertions(+), 12 deletions(-)

diff --git a/Documentation/git-describe.txt b/Documentation/git-describe.txt
index 8755f3af7b..26f19d3b07 100644
--- a/Documentation/git-describe.txt
+++ b/Documentation/git-describe.txt
@@ -30,9 +30,14 @@ OPTIONS
 	Commit-ish object names to describe.  Defaults to HEAD if omitted.
 
 --dirty[=<mark>]::
-	Describe the working tree.
-	It means describe HEAD and appends <mark> (`-dirty` by
-	default) if the working tree is dirty.
+--broken[=<mark>]::
+	Describe the state of the working tree.  When the working
+	tree matches HEAD, the output is the same as "git describe
+	HEAD".  If the working tree has local modification "-dirty"
+	is appended to it.  If a repository is corrupt and Git
+	cannot determine if there is local modification, Git will
+	error out, unless `--broken' is given, which appends
+	the suffix "-broken" instead.
 
 --all::
 	Instead of using only the annotated tags, use any ref
diff --git a/builtin/describe.c b/builtin/describe.c
index 76c18059bf..45adbf67d5 100644
--- a/builtin/describe.c
+++ b/builtin/describe.c
@@ -9,6 +9,7 @@
 #include "diff.h"
 #include "hashmap.h"
 #include "argv-array.h"
+#include "run-command.h"
 
 #define SEEN		(1u << 0)
 #define MAX_TAGS	(FLAG_BITS - 1)
@@ -31,7 +32,7 @@ static int have_util;
 static struct string_list patterns = STRING_LIST_INIT_NODUP;
 static struct string_list exclude_patterns = STRING_LIST_INIT_NODUP;
 static int always;
-static const char *dirty;
+static const char *suffix, *dirty, *broken;
 
 /* diff-index command arguments to check if working tree is dirty. */
 static const char *diff_index_args[] = {
@@ -292,8 +293,8 @@ static void describe(const char *arg, int last_one)
 		display_name(n);
 		if (longformat)
 			show_suffix(0, n->tag ? &n->tag->tagged->oid : &oid);
-		if (dirty)
-			printf("%s", dirty);
+		if (suffix)
+			printf("%s", suffix);
 		printf("\n");
 		return;
 	}
@@ -369,8 +370,8 @@ static void describe(const char *arg, int last_one)
 		struct object_id *oid = &cmit->object.oid;
 		if (always) {
 			printf("%s", find_unique_abbrev(oid->hash, abbrev));
-			if (dirty)
-				printf("%s", dirty);
+			if (suffix)
+				printf("%s", suffix);
 			printf("\n");
 			return;
 		}
@@ -413,8 +414,8 @@ static void describe(const char *arg, int last_one)
 	display_name(all_matches[0].name);
 	if (abbrev)
 		show_suffix(all_matches[0].depth, &cmit->object.oid);
-	if (dirty)
-		printf("%s", dirty);
+	if (suffix)
+		printf("%s", suffix);
 	printf("\n");
 
 	if (!last_one)
@@ -445,6 +446,9 @@ int cmd_describe(int argc, const char **argv, const char *prefix)
 		{OPTION_STRING, 0, "dirty",  &dirty, N_("mark"),
 			N_("append <mark> on dirty working tree (default: \"-dirty\")"),
 			PARSE_OPT_OPTARG, NULL, (intptr_t) "-dirty"},
+		{OPTION_STRING, 0, "broken",  &broken, N_("mark"),
+			N_("append <mark> on broken working tree (default: \"-broken\")"),
+			PARSE_OPT_OPTARG, NULL, (intptr_t) "-broken"},
 		OPT_END(),
 	};
 
@@ -493,7 +497,28 @@ int cmd_describe(int argc, const char **argv, const char *prefix)
 		die(_("No names found, cannot describe anything."));
 
 	if (argc == 0) {
-		if (dirty) {
+		if (broken) {
+			struct child_process cp = CHILD_PROCESS_INIT;
+			argv_array_pushv(&cp.args, diff_index_args);
+			cp.git_cmd = 1;
+			cp.no_stdin = 1;
+			cp.no_stdout = 1;
+
+			if (!dirty)
+				dirty = "-dirty";
+
+			switch (run_command(&cp)) {
+			case 0:
+				suffix = NULL;
+				break;
+			case 1:
+				suffix = dirty;
+				break;
+			default:
+				/* diff-index aborted abnormally */
+				suffix = broken;
+			}
+		} else if (dirty) {
 			static struct lock_file index_lock;
 			int fd;
 
@@ -506,11 +531,15 @@ int cmd_describe(int argc, const char **argv, const char *prefix)
 
 			if (!cmd_diff_index(ARRAY_SIZE(diff_index_args) - 1,
 					    diff_index_args, prefix))
-				dirty = NULL;
+				suffix = NULL;
+			else
+				suffix = dirty;
 		}
 		describe("HEAD", 1);
 	} else if (dirty) {
 		die(_("--dirty is incompatible with commit-ishes"));
+	} else if (broken) {
+		die(_("--broken is incompatible with commit-ishes"));
 	} else {
 		while (argc-- > 0)
 			describe(*argv++, argc == 0);
diff --git a/t/t6120-describe.sh b/t/t6120-describe.sh
index 167491fd5b..16952e44fc 100755
--- a/t/t6120-describe.sh
+++ b/t/t6120-describe.sh
@@ -233,4 +233,24 @@ test_expect_success 'describe --contains and --no-match' '
 	test_cmp expect actual
 '
 
+test_expect_success 'setup and absorb a submodule' '
+	test_create_repo sub1 &&
+	test_commit -C sub1 initial &&
+	git submodule add ./sub1 &&
+	git submodule absorbgitdirs &&
+	git commit -a -m "add submodule" &&
+	git describe --dirty >expect &&
+	git describe --broken >out &&
+	test_cmp expect out
+'
+
+test_expect_success 'describe chokes on severly broken submodules' '
+	mv .git/modules/sub1/ .git/modules/sub_moved &&
+	test_must_fail git describe --dirty
+'
+test_expect_success 'describe ignoring a borken submodule' '
+	git describe --broken >out &&
+	grep broken out
+'
+
 test_done
-- 
2.12.1.385.gd4d53dfa89.dirty


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Thread overview: 15+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2017-03-21  0:11 [PATCH 0/3] git-describe deals gracefully with broken submodules Stefan Beller
2017-03-21  0:11 ` [PATCH 1/3] submodule.c: port is_submodule_modified to use porcelain 2 Stefan Beller
2017-03-21  0:11 ` [PATCH 2/3] revision machinery: gentle submodule errors Stefan Beller
2017-03-21  0:11 ` [PATCH 3/3] builtin/describe: introduce --submodule-error-as-dirty flag Stefan Beller
2017-03-21  6:28 ` [PATCH 0/3] git-describe deals gracefully with broken submodules Junio C Hamano
2017-03-21  6:54   ` Junio C Hamano
2017-03-21 18:51     ` [PATCH] builtin/describe: introduce --broken flag Stefan Beller
2017-03-21 21:51       ` Junio C Hamano
2017-03-21 22:27         ` Stefan Beller
2017-03-21 22:41           ` Junio C Hamano
2017-03-21 22:50             ` Stefan Beller
2017-03-21 22:57               ` Stefan Beller [this message]
2017-03-22 17:21                 ` [PATCH v2] " Junio C Hamano
2017-03-22 21:50                 ` Jakub Narębski
2017-03-21 17:46   ` [PATCH 0/3] git-describe deals gracefully with broken submodules Stefan Beller

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