MinGW: truncate exit()'s argument to lowest 8 bits

For some reason, MinGW's bash cannot reliably detect failure of the child
process if a negative value is passed to exit(). This fixes it by
truncating the exit code in all calls of exit().

This issue was worked around in run_builtin() of git.c (2488df84 builtin
run_command: do not exit with -1, 2007-11-15). This workaround is no longer
necessary and is reverted.

Suggested-by: Junio C Hamano <gitster@pobox.com>
Signed-off-by: Johannes Sixt <j6t@kdbg.org>
Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <gitster@pobox.com>
pull/288/head
Johannes Sixt 13 years ago committed by Junio C Hamano
parent 606475f317
commit 47e3de0e79
  1. 2
      compat/mingw.h
  2. 2
      git.c

@ -92,6 +92,8 @@ static inline int fcntl(int fd, int cmd, long arg)
errno = EINVAL;
return -1;
}
/* bash cannot reliably detect negative return codes as failure */
#define exit(code) exit((code) & 0xff)
/*
* simple adaptors

@ -245,7 +245,7 @@ static int run_builtin(struct cmd_struct *p, int argc, const char **argv)
status = p->fn(argc, argv, prefix);
if (status)
return status & 0xff;
return status;
/* Somebody closed stdout? */
if (fstat(fileno(stdout), &st))

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