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1 files changed, 12 insertions, 22 deletions
diff --git a/entry.c b/entry.c
index aa2ee46..01a683e 100644
--- a/entry.c
+++ b/entry.c
@@ -8,35 +8,25 @@ static void create_directories(const char *path, const struct checkout *state)
const char *slash = path;
while ((slash = strchr(slash+1, '/')) != NULL) {
- struct stat st;
- int stat_status;
-
len = slash - path;
memcpy(buf, path, len);
buf[len] = 0;
- if (len <= state->base_dir_len)
- /*
- * checkout-index --prefix=<dir>; <dir> is
- * allowed to be a symlink to an existing
- * directory.
- */
- stat_status = stat(buf, &st);
- else
- /*
- * if there currently is a symlink, we would
- * want to replace it with a real directory.
- */
- stat_status = lstat(buf, &st);
-
- if (!stat_status && S_ISDIR(st.st_mode))
+ /*
+ * For 'checkout-index --prefix=<dir>', <dir> is
+ * allowed to be a symlink to an existing directory,
+ * and we set 'state->base_dir_len' below, such that
+ * we test the path components of the prefix with the
+ * stat() function instead of the lstat() function.
+ */
+ if (has_dirs_only_path(len, buf, state->base_dir_len))
continue; /* ok, it is already a directory. */
/*
- * We know stat_status == 0 means something exists
- * there and this mkdir would fail, but that is an
- * error codepath; we do not care, as we unlink and
- * mkdir again in such a case.
+ * If this mkdir() would fail, it could be that there
+ * is already a symlink or something else exists
+ * there, therefore we then try to unlink it and try
+ * one more time to create the directory.
*/
if (mkdir(buf, 0777)) {
if (errno == EEXIST && state->force &&