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authorJohannes Sixt <j6t@kdbg.org>2010-01-10 13:07:52 (GMT)
committerJunio C Hamano <gitster@pobox.com>2010-01-10 18:05:34 (GMT)
commita5487ddf0f8a8190b0722cf46dbe4cdd6ca9fa51 (patch)
treef040ea63783875b502bc78d998df511593a9f92e /run-command.c
parent27a557a9ff9273ad47aa29c52e9903cf6405f7f7 (diff)
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start_command: report child process setup errors to the parent's stderr
When the child process's environment is set up in start_command(), error messages were written to wherever the parent redirected the child's stderr channel. However, even if the parent redirected the child's stderr, errors during this setup process, including the exec itself, are usually an indication of a problem in the parent's environment. Therefore, the error messages should go to the parent's stderr. Redirection of the child's error messages is usually only used to redirect hook error messages during client-server exchanges. In these cases, hook setup errors could be regarded as information leak. This patch makes a copy of stderr if necessary and uses a special die routine that is used for all die() calls in the child that sends the errors messages to the parent's stderr. The trace call that reported a failed execvp is removed (because it writes to stderr) and replaced by die_errno() with special treatment of ENOENT. The improvement in the error message can be seen with this sequence: mkdir .git/hooks/pre-commit git commit Previously, the error message was error: cannot run .git/hooks/pre-commit: No such file or directory and now it is fatal: cannot exec '.git/hooks/pre-commit': Permission denied Signed-off-by: Johannes Sixt <j6t@kdbg.org> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <gitster@pobox.com>
Diffstat (limited to 'run-command.c')
-rw-r--r--run-command.c46
1 files changed, 43 insertions, 3 deletions
diff --git a/run-command.c b/run-command.c
index cf2d8f7..02c7bfb 100644
--- a/run-command.c
+++ b/run-command.c
@@ -15,6 +15,30 @@ static inline void dup_devnull(int to)
close(fd);
}
+#ifndef WIN32
+static int child_err = 2;
+
+static NORETURN void die_child(const char *err, va_list params)
+{
+ char msg[4096];
+ int len = vsnprintf(msg, sizeof(msg), err, params);
+ if (len > sizeof(msg))
+ len = sizeof(msg);
+
+ write(child_err, "fatal: ", 7);
+ write(child_err, msg, len);
+ write(child_err, "\n", 1);
+ exit(128);
+}
+
+static inline void set_cloexec(int fd)
+{
+ int flags = fcntl(fd, F_GETFD);
+ if (flags >= 0)
+ fcntl(fd, F_SETFD, flags | FD_CLOEXEC);
+}
+#endif
+
int start_command(struct child_process *cmd)
{
int need_in, need_out, need_err;
@@ -79,6 +103,17 @@ fail_pipe:
fflush(NULL);
cmd->pid = fork();
if (!cmd->pid) {
+ /*
+ * Redirect the channel to write syscall error messages to
+ * before redirecting the process's stderr so that all die()
+ * in subsequent call paths use the parent's stderr.
+ */
+ if (cmd->no_stderr || need_err) {
+ child_err = dup(2);
+ set_cloexec(child_err);
+ }
+ set_die_routine(die_child);
+
if (cmd->no_stdin)
dup_devnull(0);
else if (need_in) {
@@ -126,9 +161,14 @@ fail_pipe:
} else {
execvp(cmd->argv[0], (char *const*) cmd->argv);
}
- trace_printf("trace: exec '%s' failed: %s\n", cmd->argv[0],
- strerror(errno));
- exit(127);
+ /*
+ * Do not check for cmd->silent_exec_failure; the parent
+ * process will check it when it sees this exit code.
+ */
+ if (errno == ENOENT)
+ exit(127);
+ else
+ die_errno("cannot exec '%s'", cmd->argv[0]);
}
if (cmd->pid < 0)
error("cannot fork() for %s: %s", cmd->argv[0],