path: root/builtin/pull.c
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authorElijah Newren <>2021-07-22 05:04:46 (GMT)
committerJunio C Hamano <>2021-07-22 18:54:29 (GMT)
commite4dc25ed49d94c93b1d3f63efe17f32ca682cab7 (patch)
tree238b7420ec798dce9d4e92c64e72a24c17811dd1 /builtin/pull.c
parent3d5fc24daefbdf56bc36a491aed0b7990fa0c62f (diff)
pull: since --ff-only overrides, handle it first
There are both merge and rebase branches in the logic, and previously both had to handle fast-forwarding. Merge handled that implicitly (because git merge handles it directly), while in rebase it was explicit. Given that the --ff-only flag is meant to override any --rebase or --no-rebase, make the code reflect that by handling --ff-only before the merge-vs-rebase logic. It turns out that this also fixes a bug for submodules. Previously, when --ff-only was given, the code would run `merge --ff-only` on the main module, and then run `submodule update --recursive --rebase` on the submodules. With this change, we still run `merge --ff-only` on the main module, but now run `submodule update --recursive --checkout` on the submodules. I believe this better reflects the intent of --ff-only to have it apply to both the main module and the submodules. (Sidenote: It is somewhat interesting that all merges pass `--checkout` to submodule update, even when `--no-ff` is specified, meaning that it will only do fast-forward merges for submodules. This was discussed in commit a6d7eb2c7a ("pull: optionally rebase submodules (remote submodule changes only)", 2017-06-23). The same limitations apply now as then, so we are not trying to fix this at this time.) Signed-off-by: Elijah Newren <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
Diffstat (limited to 'builtin/pull.c')
1 files changed, 8 insertions, 8 deletions
diff --git a/builtin/pull.c b/builtin/pull.c
index d979660..1f45202 100644
--- a/builtin/pull.c
+++ b/builtin/pull.c
@@ -1046,15 +1046,15 @@ int cmd_pull(int argc, const char **argv, const char *prefix)
can_ff = get_can_ff(&orig_head, &merge_heads.oid[0]);
- if (!can_ff) {
- if (opt_ff) {
- if (!strcmp(opt_ff, "--ff-only"))
- die_ff_impossible();
- } else {
- if (rebase_unspecified && opt_verbosity >= 0)
- show_advice_pull_non_ff();
- }
+ /* ff-only takes precedence over rebase */
+ if (opt_ff && !strcmp(opt_ff, "--ff-only")) {
+ if (!can_ff)
+ die_ff_impossible();
+ opt_rebase = REBASE_FALSE;
+ /* If no action specified and we can't fast forward, then warn. */
+ if (!opt_ff && rebase_unspecified && !can_ff)
+ show_advice_pull_non_ff();
if (opt_rebase) {
int ret = 0;