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authorJeff King <>2014-05-12 04:38:39 (GMT)
committerJunio C Hamano <>2014-05-12 18:27:50 (GMT)
commit77583e7739c76f623f49681c9ee4d10a313fe786 (patch)
parenteea591373e139fc8aab89a78ccb0b1512a2bf0de (diff)
index-pack: distinguish missing objects from type errors
When we fetch a pack that does not contain an object we expected to receive, we get an error like: $ git init --bare tmp.git && cd tmp.git $ git fetch ../parent.git [...] error: Could not read 964953ec7bcc0245cb1d0db4095455edd21a2f2e fatal: Failed to traverse parents of commit b8247b40caf6704fe52736cdece6d6aae87471aa error: ../parent.git did not send all necessary objects This comes from the check_everything_connected rev-list. If we try cloning the same repo (rather than a fetch), we end up using index-pack's --check-self-contained-and-connected option instead, which produces output like: $ git clone --no-local --bare parent.git tmp.git [...] fatal: object of unexpected type fatal: index-pack failed Not only is the sha1 missing, but it's a misleading message. There's no type problem, but rather a missing object problem; we don't notice the difference because we simply compare OBJ_BAD != OBJ_BLOB. Let's provide a different message for this case: $ git clone --no-local --bare parent.git tmp.git fatal: did not receive expected object 6b00a8c61ed379d5f925a72c1987c9c52129d364 fatal: index-pack failed While we're at it, let's also improve a true type mismatch error to look like fatal: object 6b00a8c61ed379d5f925a72c1987c9c52129d364: expected type blob, got tree Signed-off-by: Jeff King <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
1 files changed, 7 insertions, 2 deletions
diff --git a/builtin/index-pack.c b/builtin/index-pack.c
index fa74972..7878836 100644
--- a/builtin/index-pack.c
+++ b/builtin/index-pack.c
@@ -200,8 +200,13 @@ static unsigned check_object(struct object *obj)
if (!(obj->flags & FLAG_CHECKED)) {
unsigned long size;
int type = sha1_object_info(obj->sha1, &size);
- if (type != obj->type || type <= 0)
- die(_("object of unexpected type"));
+ if (type <= 0)
+ die(_("did not receive expected object %s"),
+ sha1_to_hex(obj->sha1));
+ if (type != obj->type)
+ die(_("object %s: expected type %s, found %s"),
+ sha1_to_hex(obj->sha1),
+ typename(obj->type), typename(type));
obj->flags |= FLAG_CHECKED;
return 1;