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* [PATCH] midx.c: clear auxiliary MIDX files first
@ 2022-10-25 18:25 Taylor Blau
  2022-10-26  5:41 ` Jeff King
  0 siblings, 1 reply; 5+ messages in thread
From: Taylor Blau @ 2022-10-25 18:25 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: git, git; +Cc: Junio C Hamano, Derrick Stolee, Victoria Dye

Since they were added in c528e17966 (pack-bitmap: write multi-pack
bitmaps, 2021-08-31), the routine to remove MIDXs removed the
multi-pack-index file itself before removing its associated .bitmap and
.rev file(s), if any.

This creates a window where a MIDX's .bitmap file exists without its
corresponding MIDX. If a reader tries to load a MIDX bitmap during that
time, they will get a warning, and the MIDX bitmap code will gracefully

Remove this window entirely by removing the MIDX last, and removing its
auxiliary files first.

The order here is important, too. We remove the MIDX's .bitmap file
ahead of its .rev, since callers try and read the .bitmap first. The
.rev file is no longer generated by modern versions of Git, but cleaning
up old ones generated by previous versions of Git is still important to

Signed-off-by: Taylor Blau <>
 midx.c | 6 +++---
 1 file changed, 3 insertions(+), 3 deletions(-)

diff --git a/midx.c b/midx.c
index 3a8dcfe98e..994129aecd 100644
--- a/midx.c
+++ b/midx.c
@@ -1619,12 +1619,12 @@ void clear_midx_file(struct repository *r)
 		r->objects->multi_pack_index = NULL;
-	if (remove_path(midx.buf))
-		die(_("failed to clear multi-pack-index at %s"), midx.buf);
 	clear_midx_files_ext(r->objects->odb->path, ".bitmap", NULL);
 	clear_midx_files_ext(r->objects->odb->path, ".rev", NULL);
+	if (remove_path(midx.buf))
+		die(_("failed to clear multi-pack-index at %s"), midx.buf);

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2022-10-25 18:25 [PATCH] midx.c: clear auxiliary MIDX files first Taylor Blau
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