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From: Sergio Durigan Junior <>
Subject: Possible race condition with git-rebase + .git/index.lock
Date: Mon, 11 Mar 2019 17:38:51 -0400
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Hi there,

I've been bit by this bug many times, and always forget to report it
here, but this time I finally remembered.

The scenario is this:

- I have a local repository which tracks the upstream of the project.

- I have 120+ local commits.

- Every week or so, I have to rebase my local commits on top of
  upstream's origin/master.

The workflow is simple:

  # git fetch origin && git rebase origin/master

This works without problems most of the time (well, usually there are
conflicts and all, but that's a burden I have to carry).  However,
sometimes I notice that git fails with:

  # git rebase origin/master
  Applying: commitX
  Applying: commitY
  Applying: commitZ
  fatal: Unable to create '/home/xyz/dir1/dir2/.git/index.lock': File exists.

The first thing I did was to check whether the index.lock file existed,
but it doesn't.

I also I thought it might have something to do with "commitZ", but after
I ran "git rebase --abort" and tried rebasing again, I noticed that it
would stop at another commit.

This seems like a race condition, but after inspecting builtin/rebase.c
it doesn't seem like the "git am" commands are run in parallel (and it
wouldn't make sense if they did, anyway).

I tried using GIT_TRACE, but haven't seen any useful information in the
logs.  I tried using the "next" branch, and found that the problem
exists there as well.  I wonder if anyone else has seen this problem.


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             reply	other threads:[~2019-03-11 22:17 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 13+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2019-03-11 21:38 Sergio Durigan Junior [this message]
2019-03-11 22:50 ` Eric Sunshine
2019-03-11 22:53   ` Sergio Durigan Junior
2019-03-12 10:28 ` Duy Nguyen
2019-03-12 16:45   ` Sergio Durigan Junior
2019-03-12 19:23     ` Elijah Newren
2019-03-12 19:32       ` Sergio Durigan Junior
2019-03-12 19:39         ` Elijah Newren
2019-03-12 19:58           ` Sergio Durigan Junior
2019-03-13 20:40         ` Phillip Wood
2019-03-13 20:48           ` Sergio Durigan Junior
2019-03-13 20:59             ` Jeff King
2019-03-13 21:07               ` Sergio Durigan Junior

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