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authorJonathan Nieder <>2011-01-04 04:04:46 (GMT)
committerJunio C Hamano <>2011-01-04 19:23:42 (GMT)
commit081f84ee9edb1775e5a5495375a93b3bc6727742 (patch)
tree2b7c18d5e77170657575c1e36857e37834fa9992 /daemon.c
parent469bfc962df22a87f0f0c60699d91fa9e647492a (diff)
daemon: support <directory> arguments again
Ever since v1.7.4-rc0~125^2~8 (daemon: use run-command api for async serving, 2010-11-04), git daemon spawns child processes instead of forking to serve requests. The child processes learn that they are being run for this purpose from the presence of the --serve command line flag. When running with <ok_path> arguments, the --serve flag is treated as one of the path arguments and the special child behavior does not kick in. So the child becomes an ordinary git daemon process, notices that all the addresses it needs are in use, and exits with the message "fatal: unable to allocate any listen sockets on port 9418". Fix it by putting --serve at the beginning of the command line, where the flag cannot be mistaken for a path argument. Signed-off-by: Jonathan Nieder <> Acked-by: Erik Faye-Lund <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
Diffstat (limited to 'daemon.c')
1 files changed, 4 insertions, 3 deletions
diff --git a/daemon.c b/daemon.c
index d2a4e02..347fd0c 100644
--- a/daemon.c
+++ b/daemon.c
@@ -1226,9 +1226,10 @@ int main(int argc, char **argv)
/* prepare argv for serving-processes */
cld_argv = xmalloc(sizeof (char *) * (argc + 2));
- for (i = 0; i < argc; ++i)
- cld_argv[i] = argv[i];
- cld_argv[argc] = "--serve";
+ cld_argv[0] = argv[0]; /* git-daemon */
+ cld_argv[1] = "--serve";
+ for (i = 1; i < argc; ++i)
+ cld_argv[i+1] = argv[i];
cld_argv[argc+1] = NULL;
return serve(&listen_addr, listen_port, cred);