Commit e7e5170f authored by Shawn O. Pearce's avatar Shawn O. Pearce Committed by Junio C Hamano

Update fast-import documentation to discuss crash reports

Recent versions of fast-import will now dump information out upon
crashing, making it possible for the frontend developer to review
some state information and possibly restart the import from the
point where it crashed.
Signed-off-by: default avatarShawn O. Pearce <[email protected]>
Signed-off-by: default avatarJunio C Hamano <[email protected]>
parent 118805b9
......@@ -805,6 +805,93 @@ Placing a `progress` command immediately after a `checkpoint` will
inform the reader when the `checkpoint` has been completed and it
can safely access the refs that fast-import updated.
Crash Reports
If fast-import is supplied invalid input it will terminate with a
non-zero exit status and create a crash report in the top level of
the Git repository it was importing into. Crash reports contain
a snapshot of the internal fast-import state as well as the most
recent commands that lead up to the crash.
All recent commands (including stream comments, file changes and
progress commands) are shown in the command history within the crash
report, but raw file data and commit messages are excluded from the
crash report. This exclusion saves space within the report file
and reduces the amount of buffering that fast-import must perform
during execution.
After writing a crash report fast-import will close the current
packfile and export the marks table. This allows the frontend
developer to inspect the repository state and resume the import from
the point where it crashed. The modified branches and tags are not
updated during a crash, as the import did not complete successfully.
Branch and tag information can be found in the crash report and
must be applied manually if the update is needed.
An example crash:
$ cat >in <<END_OF_INPUT
# my very first test commit
commit refs/heads/master
committer Shawn O. Pearce <spearce> 19283 -0400
# who is that guy anyway?
data <<EOF
this is my commit
M 644 inline .gitignore
data <<EOF
M 777 inline bob
$ git-fast-import <in
fatal: Corrupt mode: M 777 inline bob
fast-import: dumping crash report to .git/fast_import_crash_8434
$ cat .git/fast_import_crash_8434
fast-import crash report:
fast-import process: 8434
parent process : 1391
at Sat Sep 1 00:58:12 2007
fatal: Corrupt mode: M 777 inline bob
Most Recent Commands Before Crash
# my very first test commit
commit refs/heads/master
committer Shawn O. Pearce <spearce> 19283 -0400
# who is that guy anyway?
data <<EOF
M 644 inline .gitignore
data <<EOF
* M 777 inline bob
Active Branch LRU
active_branches = 1 cur, 5 max
pos clock name
1) 0 refs/heads/master
Inactive Branches
status : active loaded dirty
tip commit : 0000000000000000000000000000000000000000
old tree : 0000000000000000000000000000000000000000
cur tree : 0000000000000000000000000000000000000000
commit clock: 0
last pack :
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