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From: Junio C Hamano <>
To: Johannes Schindelin <>
Subject: [RFH] sequencer: simplify logic around stopped-sha file
Date: Thu, 24 Sep 2020 22:48:46 -0700	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <> (raw)

While I was auditing the use of get_oid_committish(), I noticed that
an abbreviated object name is written to rebase-merge/stopped-sha
only to be read later and expanded to a full object name to be
passed to record_in_rewritten().  Nobody seems to expose this to the
end-user and it is unclear if there is a point in keeping it short
by abbreviating and risking to make it ambiguous as the rebase
progresses and creates new objects.

The attached patch tries to simplify the logic involved around this
file, to write and read full object names to/from the file, and the
result seems to pass testsuite---which in the ideal world would be
sufficient signal that this change is safe and sane, but it could be
that original authors thought that a change to stop abbreviating is
nonsense and not worth protecting the code against, hence RFH here.

Is there something obvious I am not seeing that makes this change a
bad idea (other than "somebody may be in the middle of a rebase and
all of a sudden, version of Git gets updated to contain this one,
which is unable to read abbreviated object name the current version
left on disk", which I am deliberately ignoring)?


 sequencer.c | 11 ++++++-----
 1 file changed, 6 insertions(+), 5 deletions(-)

diff --git a/sequencer.c b/sequencer.c
index fd7701c88a..7dc9088d09 100644
--- a/sequencer.c
+++ b/sequencer.c
@@ -120,7 +120,7 @@ static GIT_PATH_FUNC(rebase_path_author_script, "rebase-merge/author-script")
 static GIT_PATH_FUNC(rebase_path_amend, "rebase-merge/amend")
  * When we stop at a given patch via the "edit" command, this file contains
- * the abbreviated commit name of the corresponding patch.
+ * the commit object name of the corresponding patch.
 static GIT_PATH_FUNC(rebase_path_stopped_sha, "rebase-merge/stopped-sha")
@@ -3012,11 +3012,12 @@ static int make_patch(struct repository *r,
 	struct strbuf buf = STRBUF_INIT;
 	struct rev_info log_tree_opt;
-	const char *subject, *p;
+	const char *subject;
+	char hex[GIT_MAX_HEXSZ + 1];
 	int res = 0;
-	p = short_commit_name(commit);
-	if (write_message(p, strlen(p), rebase_path_stopped_sha(), 1) < 0)
+	oid_to_hex_r(hex, &commit->object.oid);
+	if (write_message(hex, strlen(hex), rebase_path_stopped_sha(), 1) < 0)
 		return -1;
 	res |= write_rebase_head(&commit->object.oid);
@@ -4396,7 +4397,7 @@ int sequencer_continue(struct repository *r, struct replay_opts *opts)
 		if (read_oneliner(&buf, rebase_path_stopped_sha(),
-		    !get_oid_committish(buf.buf, &oid))
+		    !get_oid_hex(buf.buf, &oid))
 			record_in_rewritten(&oid, peek_command(&todo_list, 0));

             reply	other threads:[~2020-09-25  5:48 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 4+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2020-09-25  5:48 Junio C Hamano [this message]
2020-09-26 21:28 ` Johannes Schindelin
2020-09-27  0:08   ` Junio C Hamano
2020-09-28 19:51     ` Johannes Schindelin

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