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authorJeff King <>2022-08-10 21:02:45 (GMT)
committerJunio C Hamano <>2022-08-10 21:26:27 (GMT)
commit53602a937dc9eacd67b6afcd781f7b15bb02682f (patch)
parentec18b10bf20574fc6d60c966412a11c81f9c17e0 (diff)
fsck: actually detect bad file modes in trees
We use the normal tree_desc code to iterate over trees in fsck, meaning we only see the canonicalized modes it returns. And hence we'd never see anything unexpected, since it will coerce literally any garbage into one of our normal and accepted modes. We can use the new RAW_MODES flag to see the real modes, and then use the existing code to actually analyze them. The existing code is written as allow-known-good, so there's not much point in testing a variety of breakages. The one tested here should be S_IFREG but with nonsense permissions. Do note that the error-reporting here isn't great. We don't mention the specific bad mode, but just that the tree has one or more broken modes. But when you go to look at it with "git ls-tree", we'll report the canonicalized mode! This isn't ideal, but given that this should come up rarely, and that any number of other tree corruptions might force you into looking at the binary bytes via "cat-file", it's not the end of the world. And it's something we can improve on top later if we choose. Reported-by: Xavier Morel <> Signed-off-by: Jeff King <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
2 files changed, 15 insertions, 1 deletions
diff --git a/fsck.c b/fsck.c
index 5acc982..b3da1d6 100644
--- a/fsck.c
+++ b/fsck.c
@@ -578,7 +578,7 @@ static int fsck_tree(const struct object_id *tree_oid,
const char *o_name;
struct name_stack df_dup_candidates = { NULL };
- if (init_tree_desc_gently(&desc, buffer, size, 0)) {
+ if (init_tree_desc_gently(&desc, buffer, size, TREE_DESC_RAW_MODES)) {
retval += report(options, tree_oid, OBJ_TREE,
"cannot be parsed as a tree");
diff --git a/t/ b/t/
index ab7f31f..53c2aa1 100755
--- a/t/
+++ b/t/
@@ -364,6 +364,20 @@ test_expect_success 'tree entry with type mismatch' '
test_i18ngrep ! "dangling blob" out
+test_expect_success 'tree entry with bogus mode' '
+ test_when_finished "remove_object \$blob" &&
+ test_when_finished "remove_object \$tree" &&
+ blob=$(echo blob | git hash-object -w --stdin) &&
+ blob_oct=$(echo $blob | hex2oct) &&
+ tree=$(printf "100000 foo\0${blob_oct}" |
+ git hash-object -t tree --stdin -w --literally) &&
+ git fsck 2>err &&
+ cat >expect <<-EOF &&
+ warning in tree $tree: badFilemode: contains bad file modes
+ test_cmp expect err
test_expect_success 'tag pointing to nonexistent' '
badoid=$(test_oid deadbeef) &&
cat >invalid-tag <<-EOF &&