path: root/builtin/revert.c
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authorJay Soffian <>2011-10-06 17:48:35 (GMT)
committerJunio C Hamano <>2011-10-06 23:56:34 (GMT)
commit9fa8aecdebf6339ad4f897ee45f36192fd75325e (patch)
treef6726403593e53ece0fd93e587bfa2975f9e6d4b /builtin/revert.c
parentf696543dad6c7ba27b0c4fab167a5687263a9ba0 (diff)
revert.c: defer writing CHERRY_PICK_HEAD till it is safe to do so
do_pick_commit() writes out CHERRY_PICK_HEAD before invoking merge (either via do_recursive_merge() or try_merge_command()) on the assumption that if the merge fails it is due to conflict. However, if the tree is dirty, the merge may not even start, aborting before do_pick_commit() can remove CHERRY_PICK_HEAD. Instead, defer writing CHERRY_PICK_HEAD till after merge has returned. At this point we know the merge has either succeeded or failed due to conflict. In either case, we want CHERRY_PICK_HEAD to be written so that it may be picked up by the subsequent invocation of commit. Note that do_recursive_merge() aborts if the merge cannot start, while try_merge_command() returns a non-zero value other than 1. Signed-off-by: Jay Soffian <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
Diffstat (limited to 'builtin/revert.c')
1 files changed, 9 insertions, 2 deletions
diff --git a/builtin/revert.c b/builtin/revert.c
index 1f27c63..5f9fa44 100644
--- a/builtin/revert.c
+++ b/builtin/revert.c
@@ -481,8 +481,6 @@ static int do_pick_commit(void)
strbuf_addstr(&msgbuf, sha1_to_hex(commit->object.sha1));
strbuf_addstr(&msgbuf, ")\n");
- if (!no_commit)
- write_cherry_pick_head();
if (!strategy || !strcmp(strategy, "recursive") || action == REVERT) {
@@ -503,6 +501,15 @@ static int do_pick_commit(void)
+ /*
+ * If the merge was clean or if it failed due to conflict, we write
+ * CHERRY_PICK_HEAD for the subsequent invocation of commit to use.
+ * However, if the merge did not even start, then we don't want to
+ * write it at all.
+ */
+ if (action == CHERRY_PICK && !no_commit && (res == 0 || res == 1))
+ write_cherry_pick_head();
if (res) {
error(action == REVERT
? _("could not revert %s... %s")