[RFC,v4,0/2] %(push) and %(push:remoteref) bug fixes
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Message ID 20200406175648.25737-1-damien.olivier.robert+git@gmail.com
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  • %(push) and %(push:remoteref) bug fixes
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Damien Robert April 6, 2020, 5:56 p.m. UTC
This fix several bugs in for-each-ref for %(push) and %(push:remoteref), as
explained in the commit messages.

Note that there are still several bugs:
- the memory leak mentioned by Jeff in

- in my patch, to detect if the workflow is triangular, I use:

static int is_workflow_triangular(struct branch *branch)
	struct remote *fetch_remote = remote_get(remote_for_branch(branch, NULL));
	struct remote *push_remote = remote_get(pushremote_for_branch(branch, NULL));
	return (fetch_remote && push_remote && fetch_remote != push_remote);

But remote_get will always fallback to 'origin'. So this means that if we
set up a pushRemote="foobar" and no 'remote', the workflow is detected as

Whereas in `git push`, this workflow will not be detected as triangular.

=> So I can check that by looking at *explicit, but I actually have a
question about what constitutes a triangular workflow, hence the RFC.

Furthermore, the upstream (and simple in non triangular workflow) case of
%(push) and (push:remoteref) are essentially via `branch_get_upstream`, which
is also used for %(upstream):

	branch && branch->merge && branch->merge[0] &&

but `git push` does different checks:

	if (!branch->merge_nr || !branch->merge || !branch->remote_name)
		die(_("The current branch %s has no upstream branch.\n"...
	if (branch->merge_nr != 1)
		die(_("The current branch %s has multiple upstream branches, "
		    "refusing to push."), branch->name);

in particular git push fails if merge_nr !=1 or if branch has no remote,
whereas %(push) will still indicates a push branch (assuming I fix

So I'll need to add a `branch_get_push` with these checks instead.

So I first send this patch as an RFC, and I'll see how to proceed
afterwards to handle these remaining corner cases.
Luckily, having a pushRemote but no remote, or several merge in the branch
config are probably not too common.

=> So one question I have first is about the case when we do have a
branch.pushRemote but not a branch.remote.
Should this still be considered a triangular workflow?

According to git-push, no:

	static int is_workflow_triangular(struct remote *remote)
		struct remote *fetch_remote = remote_get(NULL);
		return (fetch_remote && fetch_remote != remote);

but I would argue that we should.

This would change nothing for push.default=upstream, since currently we
check that `branch` has a remote_name in `setup_push_upstream` so it fails
anyway even if the workflow is not explicitly triangular, but this would
make push.default=simple behave as current, exactly as when branch.remote
is different from branch.pushRemote (and I would argue that no
branch.remote is a particular case of this situation).

PS: the first patch has no tests because I add them in the second patch, it
is more convenient to add them at once and test both patches.

PPS: v4 and v5 are intermediate versions I made but did not send to the ML.

Damien Robert (2):
  remote.c: fix %(push) for triangular workflows
  remote.c: fix handling of %(push:remoteref)

 remote.c                | 139 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++----------
 t/t6300-for-each-ref.sh |  81 +++++++++++++++++++++--
 2 files changed, 180 insertions(+), 40 deletions(-)