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From: Jeff King <peff@peff.net>
To: Junio C Hamano <gitster@pobox.com>
Cc: git@vger.kernel.org
Subject: Re: [PATCH 3/3] branch: forbid refs/heads/HEAD
Date: Fri, 13 Oct 2017 09:15:01 -0400
Message-ID: <20171013131501.3qarwhanktfvgjqd@sigill.intra.peff.net> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20171013051132.3973-4-gitster@pobox.com>

On Fri, Oct 13, 2017 at 02:11:32PM +0900, Junio C Hamano wrote:

> strbuf_check_branch_ref() is the central place where many codepaths
> see if a proposed name is suitable for the name of a branch.  It was
> designed to allow us to get stricter than the check_refname_format()
> check used for refnames in general, and we already use it to reject
> a branch whose name begins with a '-'.
> 
> Use it to also reject "HEAD" as a branch name.

Heh, I just pointed somebody to this a day or two ago as #leftoverbit. I
guess it's taken now. :)

Related to this: should we do a better job of confirming that the
refname is available for use?

If you do:

  git branch foo
  git checkout -b foo/bar

then "foo/bar" is not available. And for "checkout -b", we'd notice when
we tried to create the ref. But for:

  git checkout --orphan foo/bar

we'd update HEAD with a non-viable name, and only find out later during
"git commit". That's not the end of the world, but it might be nice to
complain when writing the symlink.

Largely orthogonal to the problem you're solving here, but I suspect it
may touch the same code, so it might be worth thinking about while we're
here.

> diff --git a/t/t1430-bad-ref-name.sh b/t/t1430-bad-ref-name.sh
> index e88349c8a0..3ecb2eab0c 100755
> --- a/t/t1430-bad-ref-name.sh
> +++ b/t/t1430-bad-ref-name.sh
> @@ -331,4 +331,12 @@ 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_expect_success 'checkout -b rejects HEAD as a branch name' '
> +	test_must_fail git checkout -B HEAD HEAD^
> +'

Should we test that:

  git update-ref refs/heads/HEAD HEAD^

continues to work?

-Peff

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Thread overview: 25+ 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 [this message]
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
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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