[v3,1/2] mingw: do set `errno` correctly when trying to restrict handle inheritance
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Message ID 280b6d08a4cdae7af168371670f41585aa4778d4.1575286409.git.gitgitgadget@gmail.com
State New
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  • Brown-bag fix on top of js/mingw-inherit-only-std-handles
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Lucius Hu via GitGitGadget Dec. 2, 2019, 11:33 a.m. UTC
From: Johannes Schindelin <johannes.schindelin@gmx.de>

In 9a780a384de (mingw: spawned processes need to inherit only standard
handles, 2019-11-22), we taught the Windows-specific part to restrict
which file handles are passed on to the spawned processes.

Since this logic seemed to be a bit fragile across Windows versions (we
_still_ support Windows Vista in Git for Windows, for example), a
fall-back was added to try spawning the process again, this time without
restricting which file handles are to be inherited by the spawned

In the common case (i.e. when the process could not be spawned for
reasons _other_ than the file handle inheritance), the fall-back attempt
would still fail, of course.

Crucially, one thing we missed in that code path was to set `errno`

This should have been caught by t0061.2 which expected `errno` to be
`ENOENT` after trying to start a process for a non-existing executable,
but `errno` was set to `ENOENT` prior to the `CreateProcessW()` call:
while looking for the config settings for trace2, Git tries to access
`xdg_config` and `user_config` via `access_or_die()`, and as neither of
those config files exists when running the test case (because in Git's
test suite, `HOME` points to the test directory), the `errno` has the
expected value, but for the wrong reasons.

Let's fix that by making sure that `errno` is set correctly. It even
appears that `errno` was set in the _wrong_ case previously:
`CreateProcessW()` returns non-zero upon success, but `errno` was set
only in the non-zero case.

It would be nice if we could somehow fix t0061 to make sure that this
does not regress again. One approach that seemed like it should work,
but did not, was to set `errno` to 0 in the test helper that is used by

However, when `mingw_spawnvpe()` wants to see whether the file in
question is a script, it calls `parse_interpreter()`, which in turn
tries to `open()` the file. Obviously, this call fails, and sets `errno`
to `ENOENT`, deep inside the call chain started from that test helper.

Instead, we force re-set `errno` at the beginning of the function
`mingw_spawnve_fd()`, which _should_ be safe given that callers of that
function will want to look at `errno` if -1 was returned. And if that
`errno` is 0 ("No error"), regression tests like t0061.2 will kick in.

Reported-by: Johannes Sixt <j6t@kdbg.org>
Signed-off-by: Johannes Schindelin <johannes.schindelin@gmx.de>
 compat/mingw.c | 6 +++++-
 1 file changed, 5 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)

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diff --git a/compat/mingw.c b/compat/mingw.c
index 2b6eca2f56..432adc1aed 100644
--- a/compat/mingw.c
+++ b/compat/mingw.c
@@ -1423,6 +1423,9 @@  static pid_t mingw_spawnve_fd(const char *cmd, const char **argv, char **deltaen
 	const char *(*quote_arg)(const char *arg) =
 		is_msys2_sh(*argv) ? quote_arg_msys2 : quote_arg_msvc;
+	/* Make sure to override previous errors, if any */
+	errno = 0;
 	if (restrict_handle_inheritance < 0)
 		restrict_handle_inheritance = core_restrict_inherited_handles;
@@ -1580,8 +1583,9 @@  static pid_t mingw_spawnve_fd(const char *cmd, const char **argv, char **deltaen
 		ret = CreateProcessW(*wcmd ? wcmd : NULL, wargs, NULL, NULL,
 				     TRUE, flags, wenvblk, dir ? wdir : NULL,
 				     &si.StartupInfo, &pi);
-		if (ret && buf.len) {
+		if (!ret)
 			errno = err_win_to_posix(GetLastError());
+		if (ret && buf.len) {
 			warning("failed to restrict file handles (%ld)\n\n%s",
 				err, buf.buf);