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From: Junio C Hamano <gitster@pobox.com>
To: Alban Gruin <alban.gruin@gmail.com>
Cc: Derrick Stolee <stolee@gmail.com>,
	git@vger.kernel.org, Phillip Wood <phillip.wood123@gmail.com>
Subject: Re: [PATCH v6 06/13] merge-index: don't fork if the requested program is `git-merge-one-file'
Date: Tue, 05 Jan 2021 18:04:29 -0800	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <xmqqv9cax1le.fsf@gitster.c.googlers.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <411b68ad-dee5-5a19-ae94-c2b6a249161a@gmail.com> (Alban Gruin's message of "Wed, 6 Jan 2021 00:20:33 +0100")

Alban Gruin <alban.gruin@gmail.com> writes:

> We had the same discussion with Phillip, who pointed out this previous
> discussion about this topic:
> https://lore.kernel.org/git/xmqqblv5kr9u.fsf@gitster-ct.c.googlers.com/
>
> So, it's probably OK to do that.

These days, there exists an optional installation option exists that
won't even install built-in commands in $GIT_EXEC_PATH, which
invalidates the assessment made in 2019 in the article you cited
above, so the code might still be OK, but the old justification no
longer would apply.

In any case, if two people who reviewed a patch found the same thing
in it fishy, it is an indication that the reason why the apparently
fishy code is OK needs to be better explained so that future readers
of the code do not have to be puzzled about the same thing.

Thanks.


  reply	other threads:[~2021-01-06  2:05 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 173+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2020-06-25 12:19 [RFC PATCH v1 00/17] Rewrite the remaining merge strategies from shell to C Alban Gruin
2020-06-25 12:19 ` [RFC PATCH v1 01/17] t6027: modernise tests Alban Gruin
2020-06-25 12:19 ` [RFC PATCH v1 02/17] merge-one-file: rewrite in C Alban Gruin
2020-06-25 14:55   ` Chris Torek
2020-06-25 15:16   ` Phillip Wood
2020-06-25 18:17     ` Phillip Wood
2020-06-26 14:33       ` Phillip Wood
2020-07-12 11:22     ` Alban Gruin
2020-06-25 12:19 ` [RFC PATCH v1 03/17] merge-one-file: remove calls to external processes Alban Gruin
2020-06-25 12:19 ` [RFC PATCH v1 04/17] merge-one-file: use error() instead of fprintf(stderr, ...) Alban Gruin
2020-06-25 12:19 ` [RFC PATCH v1 05/17] merge-one-file: libify merge_one_file() Alban Gruin
2020-06-25 12:19 ` [RFC PATCH v1 06/17] merge-index: libify merge_one_path() and merge_all() Alban Gruin
2020-06-26 10:13   ` Phillip Wood
2020-06-26 14:32     ` Phillip Wood
2020-07-12 11:36     ` Alban Gruin
2020-07-12 18:02       ` Phillip Wood
2020-07-12 20:10         ` Alban Gruin
2020-06-25 12:19 ` [RFC PATCH v1 07/17] merge-resolve: rewrite in C Alban Gruin
2020-06-25 12:19 ` [RFC PATCH v1 08/17] merge-resolve: remove calls to external processes Alban Gruin
2020-06-25 12:19 ` [RFC PATCH v1 09/17] merge-resolve: libify merge_resolve() Alban Gruin
2020-06-25 12:19 ` [RFC PATCH v1 10/17] merge-recursive: move better_branch_name() to merge.c Alban Gruin
2020-06-25 12:19 ` [RFC PATCH v1 11/17] merge-octopus: rewrite in C Alban Gruin
2020-06-25 12:19 ` [RFC PATCH v1 12/17] merge-octopus: remove calls to external processes Alban Gruin
2020-06-25 12:19 ` [RFC PATCH v1 13/17] merge-octopus: libify merge_octopus() Alban Gruin
2020-06-25 12:19 ` [RFC PATCH v1 14/17] merge: use the "resolve" strategy without forking Alban Gruin
2020-06-25 12:19 ` [RFC PATCH v1 15/17] merge: use the "octopus" " Alban Gruin
2020-06-25 12:19 ` [RFC PATCH v1 16/17] sequencer: use the "resolve" " Alban Gruin
2020-06-25 16:11   ` Phillip Wood
2020-07-12 11:27     ` Alban Gruin
2020-06-25 12:19 ` [RFC PATCH v1 17/17] sequencer: use the "octopus" merge " Alban Gruin
2020-09-01 10:56 ` [PATCH v2 00/11] Rewrite the remaining merge strategies from shell to C Alban Gruin
2020-09-01 10:56   ` [PATCH v2 01/11] t6027: modernise tests Alban Gruin
2020-09-01 10:56   ` [PATCH v2 02/11] merge-one-file: rewrite in C Alban Gruin
2020-09-01 21:06     ` Junio C Hamano
2020-09-02 14:50       ` Alban Gruin
2020-09-01 10:56   ` [PATCH v2 03/11] merge-index: libify merge_one_path() and merge_all() Alban Gruin
2020-09-01 21:11     ` Junio C Hamano
2020-09-02 15:37       ` Alban Gruin
2020-09-01 10:56   ` [PATCH v2 04/11] merge-index: don't fork if the requested program is `git-merge-one-file' Alban Gruin
2020-09-01 10:56   ` [PATCH v2 05/11] merge-resolve: rewrite in C Alban Gruin
2020-09-01 10:57   ` [PATCH v2 06/11] merge-recursive: move better_branch_name() to merge.c Alban Gruin
2020-09-01 10:57   ` [PATCH v2 07/11] merge-octopus: rewrite in C Alban Gruin
2020-09-01 10:57   ` [PATCH v2 08/11] merge: use the "resolve" strategy without forking Alban Gruin
2020-09-01 10:57   ` [PATCH v2 09/11] merge: use the "octopus" " Alban Gruin
2020-09-01 10:57   ` [PATCH v2 10/11] sequencer: use the "resolve" " Alban Gruin
2020-09-01 10:57   ` [PATCH v2 11/11] sequencer: use the "octopus" merge " Alban Gruin
2020-10-05 12:26   ` [PATCH v3 00/11] Rewrite the remaining merge strategies from shell to C Alban Gruin
2020-10-05 12:26     ` [PATCH v3 01/11] t6027: modernise tests Alban Gruin
2020-10-06 20:50       ` Junio C Hamano
2020-10-05 12:26     ` [PATCH v3 02/11] merge-one-file: rewrite in C Alban Gruin
2020-10-06 22:01       ` Junio C Hamano
2020-10-21 19:47         ` Alban Gruin
2020-10-21 20:28           ` Junio C Hamano
2020-10-21 21:20             ` Junio C Hamano
2020-10-21 20:30           ` Junio C Hamano
2020-10-05 12:26     ` [PATCH v3 03/11] merge-index: libify merge_one_path() and merge_all() Alban Gruin
2020-10-09  4:48       ` Junio C Hamano
2020-11-06 19:53         ` Alban Gruin
2020-10-05 12:26     ` [PATCH v3 04/11] merge-index: don't fork if the requested program is `git-merge-one-file' Alban Gruin
2020-10-16 19:07       ` Junio C Hamano
2020-10-05 12:26     ` [PATCH v3 05/11] merge-resolve: rewrite in C Alban Gruin
2020-10-16 19:19       ` Junio C Hamano
2020-11-06 19:53         ` Alban Gruin
2020-10-05 12:26     ` [PATCH v3 06/11] merge-recursive: move better_branch_name() to merge.c Alban Gruin
2020-10-05 12:26     ` [PATCH v3 07/11] merge-octopus: rewrite in C Alban Gruin
2020-10-05 12:26     ` [PATCH v3 08/11] merge: use the "resolve" strategy without forking Alban Gruin
2020-10-05 12:26     ` [PATCH v3 09/11] merge: use the "octopus" " Alban Gruin
2020-10-05 12:26     ` [PATCH v3 10/11] sequencer: use the "resolve" " Alban Gruin
2020-10-05 12:26     ` [PATCH v3 11/11] sequencer: use the "octopus" merge " Alban Gruin
2020-10-07  6:57     ` [PATCH v3 00/11] Rewrite the remaining merge strategies from shell to C Johannes Schindelin
2020-11-13 11:04     ` [PATCH v4 00/12] " Alban Gruin
2020-11-13 11:04       ` [PATCH v4 01/12] t6027: modernise tests Alban Gruin
2020-11-13 11:04       ` [PATCH v4 02/12] update-index: move add_cacheinfo() to read-cache.c Alban Gruin
2020-11-13 11:04       ` [PATCH v4 03/12] merge-one-file: rewrite in C Alban Gruin
2020-11-13 11:04       ` [PATCH v4 04/12] merge-index: libify merge_one_path() and merge_all() Alban Gruin
2020-11-13 11:04       ` [PATCH v4 05/12] merge-index: don't fork if the requested program is `git-merge-one-file' Alban Gruin
2020-11-13 11:04       ` [PATCH v4 06/12] merge-resolve: rewrite in C Alban Gruin
2020-11-13 11:04       ` [PATCH v4 07/12] merge-recursive: move better_branch_name() to merge.c Alban Gruin
2020-11-13 11:04       ` [PATCH v4 08/12] merge-octopus: rewrite in C Alban Gruin
2020-11-13 11:04       ` [PATCH v4 09/12] merge: use the "resolve" strategy without forking Alban Gruin
2020-11-13 11:04       ` [PATCH v4 10/12] merge: use the "octopus" " Alban Gruin
2020-11-13 11:04       ` [PATCH v4 11/12] sequencer: use the "resolve" " Alban Gruin
2020-11-13 11:04       ` [PATCH v4 12/12] sequencer: use the "octopus" merge " Alban Gruin
2020-11-16 10:21       ` [PATCH v5 00/12] Rewrite the remaining merge strategies from shell to C Alban Gruin
2020-11-16 10:21         ` [PATCH v5 01/12] t6027: modernise tests Alban Gruin
2020-11-16 10:21         ` [PATCH v5 02/12] update-index: move add_cacheinfo() to read-cache.c Alban Gruin
2020-11-16 10:21         ` [PATCH v5 03/12] merge-one-file: rewrite in C Alban Gruin
2020-11-16 10:21         ` [PATCH v5 04/12] merge-index: libify merge_one_path() and merge_all() Alban Gruin
2020-11-16 10:21         ` [PATCH v5 05/12] merge-index: don't fork if the requested program is `git-merge-one-file' Alban Gruin
2020-11-16 10:21         ` [PATCH v5 06/12] merge-resolve: rewrite in C Alban Gruin
2020-11-16 10:21         ` [PATCH v5 07/12] merge-recursive: move better_branch_name() to merge.c Alban Gruin
2020-11-16 10:21         ` [PATCH v5 08/12] merge-octopus: rewrite in C Alban Gruin
2020-11-16 10:21         ` [PATCH v5 09/12] merge: use the "resolve" strategy without forking Alban Gruin
2020-11-16 10:21         ` [PATCH v5 10/12] merge: use the "octopus" " Alban Gruin
2020-11-16 10:21         ` [PATCH v5 11/12] sequencer: use the "resolve" " Alban Gruin
2020-11-16 10:21         ` [PATCH v5 12/12] sequencer: use the "octopus" merge " Alban Gruin
2020-11-24 11:53         ` [PATCH v6 00/13] Rewrite the remaining merge strategies from shell to C Alban Gruin
2020-11-24 11:53           ` [PATCH v6 01/13] t6407: modernise tests Alban Gruin
2020-11-24 11:53           ` [PATCH v6 02/13] t6060: modify multiple files to expose a possible issue with merge-index Alban Gruin
2020-11-24 11:53           ` [PATCH v6 03/13] update-index: move add_cacheinfo() to read-cache.c Alban Gruin
2020-12-22 20:54             ` Junio C Hamano
2020-11-24 11:53           ` [PATCH v6 04/13] merge-one-file: rewrite in C Alban Gruin
2020-12-22 21:36             ` Junio C Hamano
2021-01-03 22:41               ` Alban Gruin
2021-01-08  6:54                 ` Junio C Hamano
2020-11-24 11:53           ` [PATCH v6 05/13] merge-index: libify merge_one_path() and merge_all() Alban Gruin
2021-01-05 15:59             ` Derrick Stolee
2021-01-05 23:20               ` Alban Gruin
2020-11-24 11:53           ` [PATCH v6 06/13] merge-index: don't fork if the requested program is `git-merge-one-file' Alban Gruin
2021-01-05 16:11             ` Derrick Stolee
2021-01-05 17:35               ` Martin Ågren
2021-01-05 23:20                 ` Alban Gruin
2021-01-05 23:20               ` Alban Gruin
2021-01-06  2:04                 ` Junio C Hamano [this message]
2021-01-10 17:15                   ` Alban Gruin
2021-01-10 20:51                     ` Junio C Hamano
2021-03-08 20:32                       ` Alban Gruin
2020-11-24 11:53           ` [PATCH v6 07/13] merge-resolve: rewrite in C Alban Gruin
2020-11-24 11:53           ` [PATCH v6 08/13] merge-recursive: move better_branch_name() to merge.c Alban Gruin
2021-01-05 16:19             ` Derrick Stolee
2020-11-24 11:53           ` [PATCH v6 09/13] merge-octopus: rewrite in C Alban Gruin
2021-01-05 16:40             ` Derrick Stolee
2020-11-24 11:53           ` [PATCH v6 10/13] merge: use the "resolve" strategy without forking Alban Gruin
2021-01-05 16:45             ` Derrick Stolee
2020-11-24 11:53           ` [PATCH v6 11/13] merge: use the "octopus" " Alban Gruin
2020-11-24 11:53           ` [PATCH v6 12/13] sequencer: use the "resolve" " Alban Gruin
2020-11-24 11:53           ` [PATCH v6 13/13] sequencer: use the "octopus" merge " Alban Gruin
2020-11-24 19:34           ` [PATCH v6 00/13] Rewrite the remaining merge strategies from shell to C SZEDER Gábor
2021-01-05 16:50           ` Derrick Stolee
2021-03-17 20:49           ` [PATCH v7 00/15] " Alban Gruin
2021-03-17 20:49             ` [PATCH v7 01/15] t6407: modernise tests Alban Gruin
2021-03-17 20:49             ` [PATCH v7 02/15] t6060: modify multiple files to expose a possible issue with merge-index Alban Gruin
2021-03-17 20:49             ` [PATCH v7 03/15] t6060: add tests for removed files Alban Gruin
2021-03-22 21:36               ` Johannes Schindelin
2021-03-23 20:43                 ` Alban Gruin
2021-03-17 20:49             ` [PATCH v7 04/15] merge-index: libify merge_one_path() and merge_all() Alban Gruin
2021-03-17 20:49             ` [PATCH v7 05/15] merge-index: drop the index Alban Gruin
2021-03-17 20:49             ` [PATCH v7 06/15] merge-index: add a new way to invoke `git-merge-one-file' Alban Gruin
2021-03-17 20:49             ` [PATCH v7 07/15] update-index: move add_cacheinfo() to read-cache.c Alban Gruin
2021-03-22 21:59               ` Johannes Schindelin
2021-03-23 20:45                 ` Alban Gruin
2021-03-17 20:49             ` [PATCH v7 08/15] merge-one-file: rewrite in C Alban Gruin
2021-03-22 22:20               ` Johannes Schindelin
2021-03-23 20:53                 ` Alban Gruin
2021-03-24  9:10                   ` Johannes Schindelin
2021-04-10 14:17                     ` Alban Gruin
2021-03-17 20:49             ` [PATCH v7 09/15] merge-resolve: " Alban Gruin
2021-03-23 22:21               ` Johannes Schindelin
2021-04-10 14:17                 ` Alban Gruin
2021-03-17 20:49             ` [PATCH v7 10/15] merge-recursive: move better_branch_name() to merge.c Alban Gruin
2021-03-17 20:49             ` [PATCH v7 11/15] merge-octopus: rewrite in C Alban Gruin
2021-03-23 23:58               ` Johannes Schindelin
2021-03-17 20:49             ` [PATCH v7 12/15] merge: use the "resolve" strategy without forking Alban Gruin
2021-03-17 20:49             ` [PATCH v7 13/15] merge: use the "octopus" " Alban Gruin
2021-03-17 20:49             ` [PATCH v7 14/15] sequencer: use the "resolve" " Alban Gruin
2021-03-17 20:49             ` [PATCH v7 15/15] sequencer: use the "octopus" merge " Alban Gruin
2022-08-09 18:54             ` [PATCH v8 00/14] Rewrite the remaining merge strategies from shell to C Alban Gruin
2022-08-09 18:54               ` [PATCH v8 01/14] t6060: modify multiple files to expose a possible issue with merge-index Alban Gruin
2022-08-09 18:54               ` [PATCH v8 02/14] t6060: add tests for removed files Alban Gruin
2022-08-09 18:54               ` [PATCH v8 03/14] merge-index: libify merge_one_path() and merge_all() Alban Gruin
2022-08-09 18:54               ` [PATCH v8 04/14] merge-index: drop the index Alban Gruin
2022-08-09 18:54               ` [PATCH v8 05/14] merge-index: add a new way to invoke `git-merge-one-file' Alban Gruin
2022-08-09 21:36                 ` Johannes Schindelin
2022-08-09 18:54               ` [PATCH v8 06/14] update-index: move add_cacheinfo() to read-cache.c Alban Gruin
2022-08-09 18:54               ` [PATCH v8 07/14] merge-one-file: rewrite in C Alban Gruin
2022-08-09 22:01                 ` Johannes Schindelin
2022-08-09 18:54               ` [PATCH v8 08/14] merge-resolve: " Alban Gruin
2022-08-09 18:54               ` [PATCH v8 09/14] merge-recursive: move better_branch_name() to merge.c Alban Gruin
2022-08-09 18:54               ` [PATCH v8 10/14] merge-octopus: rewrite in C Alban Gruin
2022-08-09 18:54               ` [PATCH v8 11/14] merge: use the "resolve" strategy without forking Alban Gruin
2022-08-09 18:54               ` [PATCH v8 12/14] merge: use the "octopus" " Alban Gruin
2022-08-09 18:54               ` [PATCH v8 13/14] sequencer: use the "resolve" " Alban Gruin
2022-08-09 18:54               ` [PATCH v8 14/14] sequencer: use the "octopus" " Alban Gruin

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