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From: Junio C Hamano <>
To: Anish R Athalye <>
Cc: "git\" <>
Subject: Re: Bug report: git cat-file -e / rev-list disagree with git fsck on empty tree
Date: Wed, 02 Sep 2020 12:52:38 -0700	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <> (Anish R. Athalye's message of "Wed, 2 Sep 2020 00:27:30 +0000")

Anish R Athalye <> writes:

> This is related to the change made in f06ab027efd2 (rev-list: allow cached
> objects in existence check).
> That patch seemed designed to allow the workflow where the empty tree is
> missing from the object store, so
> `git cat-file -e 4b825dc642cb6eb9a060e54bf8d69288fbee4904` and
> `git rev-list --objects 4b825dc642cb6eb9a060e54bf8d69288fbee4904`
> both return success even when the object is not physically present.

That sounds buggy.  I know git knows about both empty tree and empty
blob, but replacing the empty tree object name with the empty blob
object name in the above in a freshly-created empty repository gives
me errors from both of them, which is what I'd expect.

> However, in the same situation:
>     $ git fsck
>     [...]
>     missing tree 4b825dc642cb6eb9a060e54bf8d69288fbee4904

... and if some other tree references to the empty tree (which is
unusual---I do not think we record such a tree, but some third-party
tools might), it is understandable fsck would complain.

> I'm not sure if this is the intended behavior (the tree is indeed missing, so
> in some sense, this is reasonable). But it seems somewhat confusing that it
> disagrees with the interrogation commands.

      reply	other threads:[~2020-09-02 19:52 UTC|newest]

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2020-09-02  0:27 Anish R Athalye
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