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authorMartin Ågren <>2018-05-09 20:55:36 (GMT)
committerJunio C Hamano <>2018-05-10 05:54:45 (GMT)
commit010845157ae748bc35af84cfedf0803379c6e02b (patch)
parent75d9a25e1f461c0908aad67d3c32bb9b2fea70ec (diff)
refs.c: do not die if locking fails in `write_pseudoref()`
If we could not take the lock, we add an error to the `strbuf err` and return. However, this code is dead. The reason is that we take the lock using `LOCK_DIE_ON_ERROR`. Drop the flag to allow our more gentle error-handling to actually kick in. We could instead just drop the dead code and die here. But everything is prepared for gently propagating the error, so let's do that instead. There is similar dead code in `delete_pseudoref()`, but let's save that for the next patch. While at it, make the lock non-static. (Placing `struct lock_file`s on the stack used to be a bad idea, because the temp- and lockfile-machinery would keep a pointer into the struct. But after 076aa2cbd (tempfile: auto-allocate tempfiles on heap, 2017-09-05), we can safely have lockfiles on the stack.) Reviewed-by: Stefan Beller <> Signed-off-by: Martin Ågren <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
1 files changed, 2 insertions, 3 deletions
diff --git a/refs.c b/refs.c
index 20ba82b..6ad1efb 100644
--- a/refs.c
+++ b/refs.c
@@ -644,7 +644,7 @@ static int write_pseudoref(const char *pseudoref, const struct object_id *oid,
const char *filename;
int fd;
- static struct lock_file lock;
+ struct lock_file lock = LOCK_INIT;
struct strbuf buf = STRBUF_INIT;
int ret = -1;
@@ -654,8 +654,7 @@ static int write_pseudoref(const char *pseudoref, const struct object_id *oid,
strbuf_addf(&buf, "%s\n", oid_to_hex(oid));
filename = git_path("%s", pseudoref);
- fd = hold_lock_file_for_update_timeout(&lock, filename,
+ fd = hold_lock_file_for_update_timeout(&lock, filename, 0,
if (fd < 0) {
strbuf_addf(err, "could not open '%s' for writing: %s",