Commit 90498161 authored by Duy Nguyen's avatar Duy Nguyen Committed by Junio C Hamano

clone: fix up delay cloning conditions

6f48d39f (clone: delay cloning until after remote HEAD checking -
2012-01-16) allows us to perform some checks on remote refs before the
actual cloning happens. But not all transport types support
this. Remote helper with "import" capability will not return complete
ref information until fetch is performed and therefore the clone cannot
be delayed.

foreign_vcs field in struct remote was used to detect this kind of transport
and save the result. This is a mistake because foreign_vcs is designed
to override url-based transport detection. As a result, if the same
"struct transport *" object is used on many different urls and one of
them attached remote transport, the following urls will be mistakenly
attached to the same transport. This fault is worked around by dad0b3d8
(push: do not let configured foreign-vcs permanently clobbered -

To fix this, detect incomplete refs from transport_get_remote_refs()
by SHA-1. Incomplete ones must have null SHA-1 (*). Then revert
changes related to foreign_cvs field in 6f48d39f and dad0b3d8.

A good thing from this change is that cloning smart http transport can
also be delayed. Earlier it falls into the same category "remote
transport, no delay".

(*) Theoretically if one of the remote refs happens to have null SHA-1,
it will trigger false alarm and the clone will not be delayed. But
that chance may be too small for us to pay attention to.
Signed-off-by: Duy Nguyen's avatarNguyễn Thái Ngọc Duy <>
Signed-off-by: default avatarJunio C Hamano <>
parent dad0b3d8
......@@ -631,12 +631,13 @@ int cmd_clone(int argc, const char **argv, const char *prefix)
const struct ref *remote_head_points_at;
const struct ref *our_head_points_at;
struct ref *mapped_refs;
const struct ref *ref;
struct strbuf key = STRBUF_INIT, value = STRBUF_INIT;
struct strbuf branch_top = STRBUF_INIT, reflog_msg = STRBUF_INIT;
struct transport *transport = NULL;
const char *src_ref_prefix = "refs/heads/";
struct remote *remote;
int err = 0;
int err = 0, complete_refs_before_fetch = 1;
struct refspec *refspec;
const char *fetch_pattern;
......@@ -816,15 +817,22 @@ int cmd_clone(int argc, const char **argv, const char *prefix)
mapped_refs = refs ? wanted_peer_refs(refs, refspec) : NULL;
* mapped_refs may be updated if transport-helper is used so
* we need fetch it early because remote_head code below
* relies on it.
* transport_get_remote_refs() may return refs with null sha-1
* in mapped_refs (see struct transport->get_refs_list
* comment). In that case we need fetch it early because
* remote_head code below relies on it.
* for normal clones, transport_get_remote_refs() should
* return reliable ref set, we can delay cloning until after
* remote HEAD check.
if (!is_local && remote->foreign_vcs && refs)
for (ref = refs; ref; ref = ref->next)
if (is_null_sha1(ref->old_sha1)) {
complete_refs_before_fetch = 0;
if (!is_local && !complete_refs_before_fetch && refs)
transport_fetch_refs(transport, mapped_refs);
if (refs) {
......@@ -856,7 +864,7 @@ int cmd_clone(int argc, const char **argv, const char *prefix)
if (is_local)
clone_local(path, git_dir);
else if (refs && !remote->foreign_vcs)
else if (refs && complete_refs_before_fetch)
transport_fetch_refs(transport, mapped_refs);
update_remote_refs(refs, mapped_refs, remote_head_points_at,
......@@ -204,13 +204,11 @@ static int do_push(const char *repo, int flags)
url_nr = remote->url_nr;
if (url_nr) {
const char *configured_foreign_vcs = remote->foreign_vcs;
for (i = 0; i < url_nr; i++) {
struct transport *transport =
transport_get(remote, url[i]);
if (push_with_options(transport, flags))
remote->foreign_vcs = configured_foreign_vcs;
} else {
struct transport *transport =
......@@ -895,10 +895,8 @@ struct transport *transport_get(struct remote *remote, const char *url)
while (is_urlschemechar(p == url, *p))
if (!prefixcmp(p, "::")) {
if (!prefixcmp(p, "::"))
helper = xstrndup(url, p - url);
remote->foreign_vcs = helper;
if (helper) {
......@@ -940,7 +938,6 @@ struct transport *transport_get(struct remote *remote, const char *url)
char *handler = xmalloc(len + 1);
handler[len] = 0;
strncpy(handler, url, len);
remote->foreign_vcs = handler;
transport_helper_init(ret, handler);
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