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From: Elijah Newren <newren@gmail.com>
To: Jeff King <peff@peff.net>
Cc: Eric Sunshine <sunshine@sunshineco.com>,
	Elijah Newren via GitGitGadget <gitgitgadget@gmail.com>,
	Git List <git@vger.kernel.org>
Subject: Re: [PATCH 1/5] t7300: add testcase showing unnecessary traversal into ignored directory
Date: Fri, 7 May 2021 17:04:24 -0700	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <CABPp-BEyUX8j-_rhNTyR5ZiqeLUWbBS-9q5+gEUWOEHpchambQ@mail.gmail.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <YJXHrXWVDSgg5TZw@coredump.intra.peff.net>

On Fri, May 7, 2021 at 4:05 PM Jeff King <peff@peff.net> wrote:
>
> On Thu, May 06, 2021 at 10:00:49PM -0700, Elijah Newren wrote:
>
> > > > +               >directory-random-file.txt &&
> > > > +               # Put this file under directory400/directory399/.../directory1/
> > > > +               depth=400 &&
> > > > +               for x in $(test_seq 1 $depth); do
> > > > +                       mkdir "tmpdirectory$x" &&
> > > > +                       mv directory* "tmpdirectory$x" &&
> > > > +                       mv "tmpdirectory$x" "directory$x"
> > > > +               done &&
> > >
> > > Is this expensive/slow loop needed because you'd otherwise run afoul
> > > of command-line length limits on some platforms if you tried creating
> > > the entire mess of directories with a single `mkdir -p`?
> >
> > The whole point is creating a path long enough that it runs afoul of
> > limits, yes.
> >
> > If we had an alternative way to check whether dir.c actually recursed
> > into a directory, then I could dispense with this and just have a
> > single directory (and it could be named a single character long for
> > that matter too), but I don't know of a good way to do that.  (Some
> > possiibilities I considered along that route are mentioned at
> > https://lore.kernel.org/git/CABPp-BF3e+MWQAGb6ER7d5jqjcV=kYqQ2stM_oDyaqvonPPPSw@mail.gmail.com/)
>
> I don't have a better way of checking the dir.c behavior. But I think
> the other half of Eric's question was: why can't we do this setup way
> more efficiently with "mkdir -p"?

I think I figured it out.  I now have the test simplified down to just:

test_expect_success 'avoid traversing into ignored directories' '
    test_when_finished rm -f output error trace.* &&
    test_create_repo avoid-traversing-deep-hierarchy &&
    (
        mkdir -p untracked/subdir/with/a &&
        >untracked/subdir/with/a/random-file.txt &&

        GIT_TRACE2_PERF="$TRASH_DIRECTORY/trace.output" \
        git clean -ffdxn -e untracked &&

        grep data.*read_directo.*visited ../trace.output \
            | cut -d "|" -f 9 >../trace.relevant &&
        cat >../trace.expect <<-EOF &&
        directories-visited:1
        paths-visited:4
        EOF
        test_cmp ../trace.expect ../trace.relevant
    )
'

This relies on a few extra changes to the code: (1) switching the
existing trace calls in dir.c over to using trace2 variants, and (2)
adding two new counters (visited_directories and visited_paths) that
are output using the trace2 framework.  I'm a little unsure if I
should check the paths-visited counter (will some platform have
additional files in every directory besides '.' and '..'?  Or not have
one of those?), but it is good to have it check that the code in this
case visits no directories other than the toplevel one (i.e. that
directories-visited is 1).

New patches incoming shortly...

  parent reply	other threads:[~2021-05-08  0:06 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 90+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2021-05-07  4:04 [PATCH 0/5] Directory traversal fixes Elijah Newren via GitGitGadget
2021-05-07  4:04 ` [PATCH 1/5] t7300: add testcase showing unnecessary traversal into ignored directory Elijah Newren via GitGitGadget
2021-05-07  4:27   ` Eric Sunshine
2021-05-07  5:00     ` Elijah Newren
2021-05-07  5:31       ` Eric Sunshine
2021-05-07  5:42         ` Elijah Newren
2021-05-07  5:56           ` Eric Sunshine
2021-05-07 23:05       ` Jeff King
2021-05-07 23:15         ` Eric Sunshine
2021-05-08  0:04         ` Elijah Newren [this message]
2021-05-08  0:10           ` Eric Sunshine
2021-05-08 17:20             ` Elijah Newren
2021-05-08 11:13   ` Philip Oakley
2021-05-08 17:20     ` Elijah Newren
2021-05-07  4:04 ` [PATCH 2/5] t3001, t7300: add testcase showcasing missed directory traversal Elijah Newren via GitGitGadget
2021-05-07  4:04 ` [PATCH 3/5] dir: avoid unnecessary traversal into ignored directory Elijah Newren via GitGitGadget
2021-05-07  4:04 ` [PATCH 4/5] dir: traverse into untracked directories if they may have ignored subfiles Elijah Newren via GitGitGadget
2021-05-07  4:05 ` [PATCH 5/5] [RFC] ls-files: error out on -i unless -o or -c are specified Elijah Newren via GitGitGadget
2021-05-07 16:22 ` [PATCH 6/5] dir: update stale description of treat_directory() Derrick Stolee
2021-05-07 17:57   ` Elijah Newren
2021-05-07 16:27 ` [PATCH 0/5] Directory traversal fixes Derrick Stolee
2021-05-08  0:08 ` [PATCH v2 0/8] " Elijah Newren via GitGitGadget
2021-05-08  0:08   ` [PATCH v2 1/8] t7300: add testcase showing unnecessary traversal into ignored directory Elijah Newren via GitGitGadget
2021-05-08 10:13     ` Junio C Hamano
2021-05-08 17:34       ` Elijah Newren
2021-05-08 10:19     ` Junio C Hamano
2021-05-08 17:41       ` Elijah Newren
2021-05-08  0:08   ` [PATCH v2 2/8] t3001, t7300: add testcase showcasing missed directory traversal Elijah Newren via GitGitGadget
2021-05-08  0:08   ` [PATCH v2 3/8] dir: avoid unnecessary traversal into ignored directory Elijah Newren via GitGitGadget
2021-05-08  0:08   ` [PATCH v2 4/8] dir: traverse into untracked directories if they may have ignored subfiles Elijah Newren via GitGitGadget
2021-05-08  0:08   ` [PATCH v2 5/8] [RFC] ls-files: error out on -i unless -o or -c are specified Elijah Newren via GitGitGadget
2021-05-08  0:08   ` [PATCH v2 6/8] dir: update stale description of treat_directory() Derrick Stolee via GitGitGadget
2021-05-08  0:08   ` [PATCH v2 7/8] [RFC] dir: convert trace calls to trace2 equivalents Elijah Newren via GitGitGadget
2021-05-08  0:08   ` [PATCH v2 8/8] [RFC] dir: reported number of visited directories and paths with trace2 Elijah Newren via GitGitGadget
2021-05-08 19:58   ` [PATCH v3 0/8] Directory traversal fixes Elijah Newren via GitGitGadget
2021-05-08 19:58     ` [PATCH v3 1/8] [RFC] dir: convert trace calls to trace2 equivalents Elijah Newren via GitGitGadget
2021-05-10  4:49       ` Junio C Hamano
2021-05-11 17:23         ` Elijah Newren
2021-05-11 16:17       ` Jeff Hostetler
2021-05-11 17:29         ` Elijah Newren
2021-05-08 19:58     ` [PATCH v3 2/8] [RFC] dir: report number of visited directories and paths with trace2 Elijah Newren via GitGitGadget
2021-05-10  5:00       ` Junio C Hamano
2021-05-08 19:58     ` [PATCH v3 3/8] [RFC] ls-files: error out on -i unless -o or -c are specified Elijah Newren via GitGitGadget
2021-05-10  5:09       ` Junio C Hamano
2021-05-11 17:40         ` Elijah Newren
2021-05-11 22:32           ` Junio C Hamano
2021-05-08 19:59     ` [PATCH v3 4/8] t7300: add testcase showing unnecessary traversal into ignored directory Elijah Newren via GitGitGadget
2021-05-10  5:28       ` Junio C Hamano
2021-05-11 17:45         ` Elijah Newren
2021-05-11 22:43           ` Junio C Hamano
2021-05-12  2:07             ` Elijah Newren
2021-05-12  3:17               ` Junio C Hamano
2021-05-08 19:59     ` [PATCH v3 5/8] t3001, t7300: add testcase showcasing missed directory traversal Elijah Newren via GitGitGadget
2021-05-08 19:59     ` [PATCH v3 6/8] dir: avoid unnecessary traversal into ignored directory Elijah Newren via GitGitGadget
2021-05-10  5:48       ` Junio C Hamano
2021-05-11 17:57         ` Elijah Newren
2021-05-08 19:59     ` [PATCH v3 7/8] dir: traverse into untracked directories if they may have ignored subfiles Elijah Newren via GitGitGadget
2021-05-08 19:59     ` [PATCH v3 8/8] dir: update stale description of treat_directory() Derrick Stolee via GitGitGadget
2021-05-11 18:34     ` [PATCH v4 0/8] Directory traversal fixes Elijah Newren via GitGitGadget
2021-05-11 18:34       ` [PATCH v4 1/8] dir: convert trace calls to trace2 equivalents Elijah Newren via GitGitGadget
2021-05-11 19:06         ` Jeff Hostetler
2021-05-11 20:12           ` Elijah Newren
2021-05-11 23:12             ` Jeff Hostetler
2021-05-12  0:44               ` Elijah Newren
2021-05-12 12:26                 ` Jeff Hostetler
2021-05-12 15:24                   ` Elijah Newren
2021-05-11 18:34       ` [PATCH v4 2/8] dir: report number of visited directories and paths with trace2 Elijah Newren via GitGitGadget
2021-05-11 18:34       ` [PATCH v4 3/8] ls-files: error out on -i unless -o or -c are specified Elijah Newren via GitGitGadget
2021-05-11 18:34       ` [PATCH v4 4/8] t7300: add testcase showing unnecessary traversal into ignored directory Elijah Newren via GitGitGadget
2021-05-11 18:34       ` [PATCH v4 5/8] t3001, t7300: add testcase showcasing missed directory traversal Elijah Newren via GitGitGadget
2021-05-11 18:34       ` [PATCH v4 6/8] dir: avoid unnecessary traversal into ignored directory Elijah Newren via GitGitGadget
2021-05-11 18:34       ` [PATCH v4 7/8] dir: traverse into untracked directories if they may have ignored subfiles Elijah Newren via GitGitGadget
2021-05-11 18:34       ` [PATCH v4 8/8] dir: update stale description of treat_directory() Derrick Stolee via GitGitGadget
2021-05-12 17:28       ` [PATCH v5 0/9] Directory traversal fixes Elijah Newren via GitGitGadget
2021-05-12 17:28         ` [PATCH v5 1/9] dir: convert trace calls to trace2 equivalents Elijah Newren via GitGitGadget
2021-05-12 17:28         ` [PATCH v5 2/9] dir: report number of visited directories and paths with trace2 Elijah Newren via GitGitGadget
2021-05-12 17:28         ` [PATCH v5 3/9] ls-files: error out on -i unless -o or -c are specified Elijah Newren via GitGitGadget
2021-05-12 17:28         ` [PATCH v5 4/9] t7300: add testcase showing unnecessary traversal into ignored directory Elijah Newren via GitGitGadget
2021-05-12 17:28         ` [PATCH v5 5/9] t3001, t7300: add testcase showcasing missed directory traversal Elijah Newren via GitGitGadget
2021-05-12 17:28         ` [PATCH v5 6/9] dir: avoid unnecessary traversal into ignored directory Elijah Newren via GitGitGadget
2021-05-12 17:28         ` [PATCH v5 7/9] dir: traverse into untracked directories if they may have ignored subfiles Elijah Newren via GitGitGadget
2021-05-12 17:28         ` [PATCH v5 8/9] dir: update stale description of treat_directory() Derrick Stolee via GitGitGadget
2021-05-17 17:20           ` Derrick Stolee
2021-05-17 19:44             ` Junio C Hamano
2021-05-18  3:32               ` Elijah Newren
2021-05-19  1:44                 ` Junio C Hamano
2021-05-12 17:28         ` [PATCH v5 9/9] dir: introduce readdir_skip_dot_and_dotdot() helper Elijah Newren via GitGitGadget
2021-05-17 17:22           ` Derrick Stolee
2021-05-18  3:34             ` Elijah Newren
2021-05-17 17:23         ` [PATCH v5 0/9] Directory traversal fixes Derrick Stolee

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