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From: Varun Naik <>
Subject: [PATCH v3] checkout.c: unstage empty deleted ita files
Date: Fri,  2 Aug 2019 09:28:52 -0700	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <>

It is possible to delete a committed file from the index and then add it
as intent-to-add. After `git checkout HEAD <pathspec>`, the file should
be identical in the index and HEAD. The command already works correctly
if the file has contents in HEAD. This patch provides the desired
behavior even when the file is empty in HEAD.

`git checkout HEAD <pathspec>` calls tree.c:read_tree_1(), with fn
pointing to checkout.c:update_some(). update_some() creates a new cache
entry but discards it when its mode and oid match those of the old
entry. A cache entry for an ita file and a cache entry for an empty file
have the same oid. Therefore, an empty deleted ita file previously
passed both of these checks, and the new entry was discarded, so the
file remained unchanged in the index. After this fix, if the file is
marked as ita in the cache, then we avoid discarding the new entry and
add the new entry to the cache instead.

This change should not affect newly added ita files. For those, inside
tree.c:read_tree_1(), tree_entry_interesting() returns
entry_not_interesting, so fn is never called.

Helped-by: Jeff King <>
Signed-off-by: Varun Naik <>
This patch fixes and tests "checkout". New in v3 is an improved commit
message that clarifies that the affected command is `git checkout HEAD

 builtin/checkout.c        |  1 +
 t/ | 11 +++++++++++
 2 files changed, 12 insertions(+)

diff --git a/builtin/checkout.c b/builtin/checkout.c
index ffa776c6e1..c41dfa53a9 100644
--- a/builtin/checkout.c
+++ b/builtin/checkout.c
@@ -105,6 +105,7 @@ static int update_some(const struct object_id *oid, struct strbuf *base,
 	if (pos >= 0) {
 		struct cache_entry *old = active_cache[pos];
 		if (ce->ce_mode == old->ce_mode &&
+		    !ce_intent_to_add(old) &&
 		    oideq(&ce->oid, &old->oid)) {
 			old->ce_flags |= CE_UPDATE;
diff --git a/t/ b/t/
index fc3eb43b89..6844afafc0 100755
--- a/t/
+++ b/t/
@@ -78,4 +78,15 @@ test_expect_success 'do not touch files that are already up-to-date' '
 	test_cmp expect actual
+test_expect_success 'checkout HEAD adds deleted intent-to-add file back to index' '
+	echo "nonempty" >nonempty &&
+	>empty &&
+	git add nonempty empty &&
+	git commit -m "create files to be deleted" &&
+	git rm --cached nonempty empty &&
+	git add -N nonempty empty &&
+	git checkout HEAD nonempty empty &&
+	git diff --cached --exit-code

      parent reply	other threads:[~2019-08-02 16:29 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 11+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2019-07-26  4:56 [PATCH] checkout.c: unstage empty deleted ita files Varun Naik
2019-07-26  5:01 ` Varun Naik
2019-07-26  8:57 ` Jeff King
2019-07-29  6:54   ` Varun Naik
2019-07-29  9:11     ` Jeff King
2019-08-01 16:07 ` [PATCH v2] " Varun Naik
2019-08-01 17:34   ` Junio C Hamano
2019-08-01 21:51   ` Jeff King
2019-08-01 16:09 ` [PATCH] restore: add test for " Varun Naik
2019-08-02 16:16   ` Junio C Hamano
2019-08-02 16:28 ` Varun Naik [this message]

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