apply: improve error messages when reading patch

Commit f1c0e3946e (apply: reject patches larger than ~1 GiB, 2022-10-25)
added a limit on the size of patch that apply will process to avoid
integer overflows. The implementation re-used the existing error message
for when we are unable to read the patch. This is unfortunate because (a) it
does not signal to the user that the patch is being rejected because it
is too large and (b) it uses error_errno() without setting errno.

This patch adds a specific error message for the case when a patch is
too large. It also updates the existing message to make it clearer that
it is the patch that cannot be read rather than any other file and marks
both messages for translation. The "git apply" prefix is also dropped to
match most of the rest of the error messages in apply.c (there are still
a few error messages that prefixed with "git apply" and are not marked
for translation after this patch). The test added in f1c0e3946e is
updated accordingly.

Reported-by: Premek Vysoky <>
Signed-off-by: Phillip Wood <>
Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
This commit is contained in:
Phillip Wood 2023-06-26 09:37:33 +00:00 committed by Junio C Hamano
parent 9bbde12fee
commit 42612e18d2
2 changed files with 5 additions and 4 deletions

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@ -398,9 +398,10 @@ static void say_patch_name(FILE *output, const char *fmt, struct patch *patch)
static int read_patch_file(struct strbuf *sb, int fd)
if (strbuf_read(sb, fd, 0) < 0 || sb->len >= MAX_APPLY_SIZE)
return error_errno("git apply: failed to read");
if (strbuf_read(sb, fd, 0) < 0)
return error_errno(_("failed to read patch"));
else if (sb->len >= MAX_APPLY_SIZE)
return error(_("patch too large"));
* Make sure that we have some slop in the buffer
* so that we can do speculative "memcmp" etc, and

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@ -17,7 +17,7 @@ test_expect_success EXPENSIVE 'git apply rejects patches that are too large' '
test-tool genzeros
} | test_copy_bytes $sz | test_must_fail git apply 2>err &&
grep "git apply: failed to read" err
grep "patch too large" err