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From: Denton Liu <liu.denton@gmail.com>
To: Elijah Newren <newren@gmail.com>
Cc: "Git Mailing List" <git@vger.kernel.org>,
	"Junio C Hamano" <gitster@pobox.com>, "Jeff King" <peff@peff.net>,
	"Rafael Ascensão" <rafa.almas@gmail.com>,
	"SZEDER Gábor" <szeder.dev@gmail.com>,
	"Samuel Lijin" <sxlijin@gmail.com>
Subject: Re: [BUG] git is segfaulting, was [PATCH v4 04/12] dir: also check directories for matching pathspecs
Date: Thu, 26 Sep 2019 13:35:09 -0700
Message-ID: <20190926203509.GA61514@generichostname> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20190925215530.GA9013@generichostname>

On Wed, Sep 25, 2019 at 02:55:30PM -0700, Denton Liu wrote:
> Looks correct to me. I don't see why this wouldn't reproduce. I'll send
> you more information if I figure anything else out.

I looked into it a little more and I think I know why it's being
triggered.

When we checkout 'todo' from 'master', since they're completely
different trees, all of git's source files need to be removed. As a
result, the checkout process at some point invokes check_ok_to_remove().

This kicks off the following call chain:

	check_ok_to_remove()
	verify_clean_subdirectory()
	read_directory()
	read_directory_recursive() (this is called recursively, of course)
	match_pathspec()
	do_match_pathspec()

Where we segfault in do_match_pathspec() because ps is NULL:

	GUARD_PATHSPEC(ps,
			   PATHSPEC_FROMTOP |
			   PATHSPEC_MAXDEPTH |
			   PATHSPEC_LITERAL |
			   PATHSPEC_GLOB |
			   PATHSPEC_ICASE |
			   PATHSPEC_EXCLUDE |
			   PATHSPEC_ATTR);

So why is ps == NULL? In verify_clean_subdirectory(), we call
read_directory() like this:

	i = read_directory(&d, o->src_index, pathbuf, namelen+1, NULL);

where we explictly pass in a NULL and it is handed down the callstack. I
guess this means that we should be expecting that pathspecs can be NULL
in this path. So I've applied the patch at the bottom and it fixes the
problem.

I was wondering if we should stick a

	if (!ps)
		BUG("ps is NULL");

into do_match_pathspec(), though, so we can avoid these situations in
the future.

Also, I'm still not sure why the issue wasn't reproducible on your
side... I'm not too familiar with this area of the code, though.

-- >8 --
diff --git a/dir.c b/dir.c
index 76a3c3894b..b7a6de58c6 100644
--- a/dir.c
+++ b/dir.c
@@ -1952,7 +1952,7 @@ static enum path_treatment read_directory_recursive(struct dir_struct *dir,
                        if (subdir_state > dir_state)
                                dir_state = subdir_state;
 
-                       if (!match_pathspec(istate, pathspec, path.buf, path.len,
+                       if (pathspec && !match_pathspec(istate, pathspec, path.buf, path.len,
                                            0 /* prefix */, NULL,
                                            0 /* do NOT special case dirs */))
                                state = path_none;

  reply index

Thread overview: 73+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2019-08-25 18:59 [PATCH] t7300-clean: demonstrate deleting nested repo with an ignored file breakage SZEDER Gábor
2019-08-25 20:34 ` SZEDER Gábor
2019-08-25 22:32 ` Philip Oakley
2019-08-26  7:48   ` SZEDER Gábor
2019-09-05 15:47 ` [RFC PATCH v2 00/12] Fix some git clean issues Elijah Newren
2019-09-05 15:47   ` [RFC PATCH v2 01/12] t7300: Add some testcases showing failure to clean specified pathspecs Elijah Newren
2019-09-05 15:47   ` [RFC PATCH v2 02/12] dir: fix typo in comment Elijah Newren
2019-09-05 15:47   ` [RFC PATCH v2 03/12] dir: fix off-by-one error in match_pathspec_item Elijah Newren
2019-09-05 15:47   ` [RFC PATCH v2 04/12] dir: Directories should be checked for matching pathspecs too Elijah Newren
2019-09-05 15:47   ` [RFC PATCH v2 05/12] dir: Make the DO_MATCH_SUBMODULE code reusable for a non-submodule case Elijah Newren
2019-09-05 15:47   ` [RFC PATCH v2 06/12] dir: If our pathspec might match files under a dir, recurse into it Elijah Newren
2019-09-05 15:47   ` [RFC PATCH v2 07/12] dir: add commentary explaining match_pathspec_item's return value Elijah Newren
2019-09-05 15:47   ` [RFC PATCH v2 08/12] git-clean.txt: do not claim we will delete files with -n/--dry-run Elijah Newren
2019-09-05 15:47   ` [RFC PATCH v2 09/12] clean: disambiguate the definition of -d Elijah Newren
2019-09-05 15:47   ` [RFC PATCH v2 10/12] clean: avoid removing untracked files in a nested git repository Elijah Newren
2019-09-05 21:20     ` SZEDER Gábor
2019-09-05 15:47   ` [RFC PATCH v2 11/12] clean: rewrap overly long line Elijah Newren
2019-09-05 15:47   ` [RFC PATCH v2 12/12] clean: fix theoretical path corruption Elijah Newren
2019-09-05 19:27     ` SZEDER Gábor
2019-09-07  0:34       ` Elijah Newren
2019-09-05 19:01   ` [RFC PATCH v2 00/12] Fix some git clean issues SZEDER Gábor
2019-09-07  0:33     ` Elijah Newren
2019-09-12 22:12   ` [PATCH v3 " Elijah Newren
2019-09-12 22:12     ` [PATCH v3 01/12] t7300: add testcases showing failure to clean specified pathspecs Elijah Newren
2019-09-13 18:54       ` Junio C Hamano
2019-09-13 19:10         ` Elijah Newren
2019-09-13 20:29           ` Junio C Hamano
2019-09-12 22:12     ` [PATCH v3 02/12] dir: fix typo in comment Elijah Newren
2019-09-12 22:12     ` [PATCH v3 03/12] dir: fix off-by-one error in match_pathspec_item Elijah Newren
2019-09-13 19:05       ` Junio C Hamano
2019-09-12 22:12     ` [PATCH v3 04/12] dir: also check directories for matching pathspecs Elijah Newren
2019-09-12 22:12     ` [PATCH v3 05/12] dir: make the DO_MATCH_SUBMODULE code reusable for a non-submodule case Elijah Newren
2019-09-12 22:12     ` [PATCH v3 06/12] dir: if our pathspec might match files under a dir, recurse into it Elijah Newren
2019-09-13 19:45       ` Junio C Hamano
2019-09-12 22:12     ` [PATCH v3 07/12] dir: add commentary explaining match_pathspec_item's return value Elijah Newren
2019-09-13 20:04       ` Junio C Hamano
2019-09-12 22:12     ` [PATCH v3 08/12] git-clean.txt: do not claim we will delete files with -n/--dry-run Elijah Newren
2019-09-12 22:12     ` [PATCH v3 09/12] clean: disambiguate the definition of -d Elijah Newren
2019-09-12 22:12     ` [PATCH v3 10/12] clean: avoid removing untracked files in a nested git repository Elijah Newren
2019-09-12 22:12     ` [PATCH v3 11/12] clean: rewrap overly long line Elijah Newren
2019-09-12 22:12     ` [PATCH v3 12/12] clean: fix theoretical path corruption Elijah Newren
2019-09-17 16:34     ` [PATCH v4 00/12] Fix some git clean issues Elijah Newren
2019-09-17 16:34       ` [PATCH v4 01/12] t7300: add testcases showing failure to clean specified pathspecs Elijah Newren
2019-09-17 16:34       ` [PATCH v4 02/12] dir: fix typo in comment Elijah Newren
2019-09-17 16:34       ` [PATCH v4 03/12] dir: fix off-by-one error in match_pathspec_item Elijah Newren
2019-09-17 16:34       ` [PATCH v4 04/12] dir: also check directories for matching pathspecs Elijah Newren
2019-09-25 20:39         ` [BUG] git is segfaulting, was " Denton Liu
2019-09-25 21:28           ` Elijah Newren
2019-09-25 21:55             ` Denton Liu
2019-09-26 20:35               ` Denton Liu [this message]
2019-09-27  0:12                 ` Elijah Newren
2019-09-27  1:09           ` SZEDER Gábor
2019-09-27  2:17             ` SZEDER Gábor
2019-09-27 17:10               ` Denton Liu
2019-09-30 19:11                 ` [PATCH] dir: special case check for the possibility that pathspec is NULL Elijah Newren
2019-09-30 22:31                   ` Denton Liu
2019-10-01  7:01                     ` Elijah Newren
2019-10-01 18:30                   ` [PATCH v2] " Elijah Newren
2019-10-01 18:40                     ` Denton Liu
2019-10-01 18:54                       ` Elijah Newren
2019-10-01 18:55                       ` [PATCH v3] " Elijah Newren
2019-10-01 19:35                         ` Denton Liu
2019-10-01 19:39                           ` Elijah Newren
2019-10-02 15:51                             ` Elijah Newren
2019-10-07 18:04                         ` SZEDER Gábor
2019-09-17 16:34       ` [PATCH v4 05/12] dir: make the DO_MATCH_SUBMODULE code reusable for a non-submodule case Elijah Newren
2019-09-17 16:34       ` [PATCH v4 06/12] dir: if our pathspec might match files under a dir, recurse into it Elijah Newren
2019-09-17 16:34       ` [PATCH v4 07/12] dir: add commentary explaining match_pathspec_item's return value Elijah Newren
2019-09-17 16:35       ` [PATCH v4 08/12] git-clean.txt: do not claim we will delete files with -n/--dry-run Elijah Newren
2019-09-17 16:35       ` [PATCH v4 09/12] clean: disambiguate the definition of -d Elijah Newren
2019-09-17 16:35       ` [PATCH v4 10/12] clean: avoid removing untracked files in a nested git repository Elijah Newren
2019-09-17 16:35       ` [PATCH v4 11/12] clean: rewrap overly long line Elijah Newren
2019-09-17 16:35       ` [PATCH v4 12/12] clean: fix theoretical path corruption Elijah Newren

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