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From: Lukas Straub <lukasstraub2@web.de>
To: "Randall S. Becker" <rsbecker@nexbridge.com>
Cc: "'Junio C Hamano'" <gitster@pobox.com>,
	"'git'" <git@vger.kernel.org>,
	"'Elijah Newren'" <newren@gmail.com>,
	"'Brandon Williams'" <bwilliams.eng@gmail.com>,
	"'Johannes Schindelin'" <Johannes.Schindelin@gmx.de>,
	"'Jeff King'" <peff@peff.net>
Subject: Re: [RFC PATCH 0/2] Allow adding .git files and directories
Date: Thu, 20 Aug 2020 13:46:24 +0200	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <20200820134624.19095358@luklap> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <04bb01d6765d$3bb67e20$b3237a60$@nexbridge.com>

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On Wed, 19 Aug 2020 15:16:19 -0400
"Randall S. Becker" <rsbecker@nexbridge.com> wrote:

> On August 19, 2020 2:48 PM, Lukas Straub wrote:
> > To: Junio C Hamano <gitster@pobox.com>
> > Cc: git <git@vger.kernel.org>; Elijah Newren <newren@gmail.com>;
> > Brandon Williams <bwilliams.eng@gmail.com>; Johannes Schindelin
> > <Johannes.Schindelin@gmx.de>; Jeff King <peff@peff.net>
> > Subject: Re: [RFC PATCH 0/2] Allow adding .git files and directories
> > 
> > On Wed, 19 Aug 2020 11:03:30 -0700
> > Junio C Hamano <gitster@pobox.com> wrote:
> >   
> > > Lukas Straub <lukasstraub2@web.de> writes:
> > >  
> > > > These patches allow this and work well in a quick test. Of course
> > > > some tests fail because with this the handling of nested git repos  
> > changed.  
> > >
> > > In other words, this breaks the workflow existing users rely on,
> > > right?  I do not know if such a behaviour ever needs to exist even as
> > > an opt-in feature, but it definitely feels wrong to make the behaviour
> > > these patches introduce the default.  
> > 
> > Well, the current behavior is that nested repos (that are not submodules)  
> are
> > completely ignored and none of the files within can be added. So the old
> > behavior can be restored with .gitignore. The same goes for files/dirs  
> named
> > .git.
> > 
> > Of course I don't know what the current policy for behavioral changes in  
> git
> > is, but I see that there have been such changes in the past.  
> 
> I honestly am concerned about a repeat of things like
> https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2019-19604 (the submodule update
> problem). This change in behaviour is of serious concern from a risk
> standpoint. To be blunt, I don't think users on my platform will move to a
> version of git that supports this by default.

As discussed I will make it opt-in via git-config. I hope this resolves your concerns.

Regards,
Lukas Straub

> Sincerely,
> Randall
>
> -- Brief whoami:
>  NonStop developer since approximately 211288444200000000
>  UNIX developer since approximately 421664400
> -- In my real life, I talk too much.
> 
> 
> 


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      reply	other threads:[~2020-08-20 11:48 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 27+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2020-08-19 16:43 Lukas Straub
2020-08-19 16:43 ` [RFC PATCH 1/2] dir/read-cache: " Lukas Straub
2020-08-19 16:43 ` [RFC PATCH 2/2] dir: Recurse into nested git repos if they aren't submodules Lukas Straub
2020-08-19 18:03 ` [RFC PATCH 0/2] Allow adding .git files and directories Junio C Hamano
2020-08-19 18:47   ` Randall S. Becker
2020-08-19 19:09     ` Junio C Hamano
2020-08-19 19:23       ` Randall S. Becker
2020-08-19 20:17       ` Jeff King
2020-08-19 20:32         ` Junio C Hamano
2020-08-19 20:38           ` Jeff King
2020-08-19 21:56             ` Randall S. Becker
2020-08-20 10:16             ` Johannes Schindelin
2020-08-20 11:34             ` Lukas Straub
2020-08-20 13:01               ` Jeff King
2020-08-21 12:39                 ` Lukas Straub
2020-08-21 13:11                   ` Randall S. Becker
2020-08-21 22:52                   ` brian m. carlson
2020-08-22 14:21                     ` Lukas Straub
2020-08-22 18:53                       ` brian m. carlson
2020-08-22 19:12                         ` Lukas Straub
2020-08-24 13:52                           ` Johannes Schindelin
2020-08-20 12:37         ` Lukas Straub
2020-08-20 13:08           ` Jeff King
2020-08-19 19:22     ` Lukas Straub
2020-08-19 18:47   ` Lukas Straub
2020-08-19 19:16     ` Randall S. Becker
2020-08-20 11:46       ` Lukas Straub [this message]

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