cache-tree: do not try to use an invalidated subtree info to build a tree

We punt from repairing the cache-tree during a branch switching if
it involves having to create a new tree object that does not yet
exist in the object store.  "mkdir dir && >dir/file && git add dir"
followed by "git checkout" is one example, when a tree that records
the state of such "dir/" is not in the object store.

However, after discovering that we do not have a tree object that
records the state of "dir/", the caller failed to remember the fact
that it noticed the cache-tree entry it received for "dir/" is
invalidated, it already knows it should not be populating the level
that has "dir/" as its immediate subdirectory, and it is not an
error at all for the sublevel cache-tree entry gave it a bogus
object name it shouldn't even look at.

This led the caller to detect and report a non-existent error.  The
end result was the same and we avoided stuffing a non-existent tree
to the cache-tree, but we shouldn't have issued an alarming error
message to the user.

Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
This commit is contained in:
Junio C Hamano 2014-09-02 14:16:20 -07:00
parent 9c4d6c0297
commit 4ed115e9c5
2 changed files with 14 additions and 1 deletions

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@ -316,6 +316,7 @@ static int update_one(struct cache_tree *it,
int pathlen, entlen;
const unsigned char *sha1;
unsigned mode;
int expected_missing = 0;
path = ce->name;
pathlen = ce_namelen(ce);
@ -332,8 +333,10 @@ static int update_one(struct cache_tree *it,
i += sub->count;
sha1 = sub->cache_tree->sha1;
mode = S_IFDIR;
if (sub->cache_tree->entry_count < 0)
if (sub->cache_tree->entry_count < 0) {
to_invalidate = 1;
expected_missing = 1;
else {
sha1 = ce->sha1;
@ -343,6 +346,8 @@ static int update_one(struct cache_tree *it,
if (mode != S_IFGITLINK && !missing_ok && !has_sha1_file(sha1)) {
if (expected_missing)
return -1;
return error("invalid object %06o %s for '%.*s'",
mode, sha1_to_hex(sha1), entlen+baselen, path);

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@ -210,4 +210,12 @@ test_expect_success 'partial commit gives cache-tree' '
test_expect_success 'no phantom error when switching trees' '
mkdir newdir &&
>newdir/one &&
git add newdir/one &&
git checkout 2>errors &&
! test -s errors