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authorJunio C Hamano <>2008-11-12 19:52:35 (GMT)
committerJunio C Hamano <>2008-11-12 22:16:50 (GMT)
commitfa7b3c2f752a10a5dca9989d4a1c4b93ffa7f943 (patch)
parent0d641f75d1237b34d3cfb411a18c813cfacb4726 (diff)
checkout: Fix "initial checkout" detection
Earlier commit 5521883 (checkout: do not lose staged removal, 2008-09-07) tightened the rule to prevent switching branches from losing local changes, so that staged removal of paths can be protected, while attempting to keep a loophole to still allow a special case of switching out of an un-checked-out state. However, the loophole was made a bit too tight, and did not allow switching from one branch (in an un-checked-out state) to check out another branch. The change to builtin-checkout.c in this commit loosens it to allow this, by not insisting the original commit and the new commit to be the same. It also introduces a new function, is_index_unborn (and an associated macro, is_cache_unborn), to check if the repository is truly in an un-checked-out state more reliably, by making sure that $GIT_INDEX_FILE did not exist when populating the in-core index structure. A few places the earlier commit 5521883 added the check for the initial checkout condition are updated to use this function. Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
4 files changed, 9 insertions, 3 deletions
diff --git a/builtin-checkout.c b/builtin-checkout.c
index 05eee4e..25845cd 100644
--- a/builtin-checkout.c
+++ b/builtin-checkout.c
@@ -269,8 +269,7 @@ static int merge_working_tree(struct checkout_opts *opts,
/* 2-way merge to the new branch */
- topts.initial_checkout = (!active_nr &&
- (old->commit == new->commit));
+ topts.initial_checkout = is_cache_unborn();
topts.update = 1;
topts.merge = 1;
topts.gently = opts->merge;
diff --git a/builtin-read-tree.c b/builtin-read-tree.c
index 0706c95..38fef34 100644
--- a/builtin-read-tree.c
+++ b/builtin-read-tree.c
@@ -206,7 +206,7 @@ int cmd_read_tree(int argc, const char **argv, const char *unused_prefix)
case 2:
opts.fn = twoway_merge;
- opts.initial_checkout = !active_nr;
+ opts.initial_checkout = is_cache_unborn();
case 3:
diff --git a/cache.h b/cache.h
index a1e4982..3960931 100644
--- a/cache.h
+++ b/cache.h
@@ -255,6 +255,7 @@ static inline void remove_name_hash(struct cache_entry *ce)
#define read_cache() read_index(&the_index)
#define read_cache_from(path) read_index_from(&the_index, (path))
+#define is_cache_unborn() is_index_unborn(&the_index)
#define read_cache_unmerged() read_index_unmerged(&the_index)
#define write_cache(newfd, cache, entries) write_index(&the_index, (newfd))
#define discard_cache() discard_index(&the_index)
@@ -360,6 +361,7 @@ extern int init_db(const char *template_dir, unsigned int flags);
/* Initialize and use the cache information */
extern int read_index(struct index_state *);
extern int read_index_from(struct index_state *, const char *path);
+extern int is_index_unborn(struct index_state *);
extern int read_index_unmerged(struct index_state *);
extern int write_index(const struct index_state *, int newfd);
extern int discard_index(struct index_state *);
diff --git a/read-cache.c b/read-cache.c
index 967f483..525d138 100644
--- a/read-cache.c
+++ b/read-cache.c
@@ -1239,6 +1239,11 @@ unmap:
die("index file corrupt");
+int is_index_unborn(struct index_state *istate)
+ return (!istate->cache_nr && !istate->alloc && !istate->timestamp);
int discard_index(struct index_state *istate)
istate->cache_nr = 0;