Commit 8d2244ba authored by Andy Parkins's avatar Andy Parkins Committed by Junio C Hamano

Make git-prune submodule aware (and fix a SEGFAULT in the process)

I ran git-prune on a repository and got this:

 $ git-prune
 error: Object 228f8065b930120e35fc0c154c237487ab02d64a is a blob, not a commit
 Segmentation fault (core dumped)

This repository was a strange one in that it was being used to provide
its own submodule.  That is, the repository was cloned into a
subdirectory, an independent branch checked out in that subdirectory,
and then it was marked as a submodule.  git-prune then failed in the
above manner.

The problem was that git-prune was not submodule aware in two areas.

Linus said:

 > So what happens is that something traverses a tree object, looks at each
 > entry, sees that it's not a tree, and tries to look it up as a blob. But
 > subprojects are commits, not blobs, and then when you look at the object
 > more closely, you get the above kind of object type confusion.

and included a patch to add an S_ISGITLINK() test to reachable.c's
process_tree() function.  That fixed the first git-prune error, and
stopped it from trying to process the gitlink entries in trees as if
they were pointers to other trees (and of course failing, because
gitlinks _aren't_ trees).  That part of this patch is his.

The second area is add_cache_refs().  This is called before starting the
reachability analysis, and was calling lookup_blob() on every object
hash found in the index.  However, it is no longer true that every hash
in the index is a pointer to a blob, some of them are gitlinks, and are
not backed by any object at all, they are commits in another repository.
Normally this bug was not causing any problems, but in the case of the
self-referencing repository described above, it meant that the gitlink
hash was being marked as being of type OBJ_BLOB by add_cache_refs() call
to lookup_blob().  Then later, because that hash was also pointed to by
a ref, add_one_ref() would treat it as a commit; lookup_commit() would
return a NULL because that object was already noted as being an
OBJ_BLOB, not an OBJ_COMMIT; and parse_commit_buffer() would SEGFAULT on
that NULL pointer.

The fix made by this patch is to not blindly call lookup_blob() in
reachable.c's add_cache_refs(), and instead skip any index entries that
Signed-off-by: default avatarAndy Parkins <>
Signed-off-by: default avatarJunio C Hamano <>
parent 57887443
......@@ -21,6 +21,14 @@ static void process_blob(struct blob *blob,
/* Nothing to do, really .. The blob lookup was the important part */
static void process_gitlink(const unsigned char *sha1,
struct object_array *p,
struct name_path *path,
const char *name)
/* I don't think we want to recurse into this, really. */
static void process_tree(struct tree *tree,
struct object_array *p,
struct name_path *path,
......@@ -47,6 +55,8 @@ static void process_tree(struct tree *tree,
while (tree_entry(&desc, &entry)) {
if (S_ISDIR(entry.mode))
process_tree(lookup_tree(entry.sha1), p, &me, entry.path);
else if (S_ISDIRLNK(entry.mode))
process_gitlink(entry.sha1, p, &me, entry.path);
process_blob(lookup_blob(entry.sha1), p, &me, entry.path);
......@@ -159,6 +169,16 @@ static void add_cache_refs(struct rev_info *revs)
for (i = 0; i < active_nr; i++) {
* The index can contain blobs and GITLINKs, GITLINKs are hashes
* that don't actually point to objects in the repository, it's
* almost guaranteed that they are NOT blobs, so we don't call
* lookup_blob() on them, to avoid populating the hash table
* with invalid information
if (S_ISDIRLNK(ntohl(active_cache[i]->ce_mode)))
* We could add the blobs to the pending list, but quite
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