[v3,09/12] grep: protect packed_git [re-]initialization
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Message ID 0ccf79ba863a1a512506cc3aae4cc523d64ab8ae.1579141989.git.matheus.bernardino@usp.br
State New
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  • grep: improve threading and fix race conditions
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Matheus Tavares Jan. 16, 2020, 2:39 a.m. UTC
Some fields in struct raw_object_store are lazy initialized by the
thread-unsafe packfile.c:prepare_packed_git(). Although this function is
present in the call stack of git-grep threads, all paths to it are
currently protected by obj_read_lock() (and the main thread usually
indirectly calls it before firing the worker threads, anyway). However,
it's possible that future modifications add new unprotected paths to it,
introducing a race condition. Because errors derived from it wouldn't
happen often, it could be hard to detect. So to prevent future
headaches, let's force eager initialization of packed_git when setting
git-grep up. There'll be a small overhead in the cases where we didn't
really need to prepare packed_git during execution but this shouldn't be
very noticeable.

Also, packed_git may be re-initialized by
packfile.c:reprepare_packed_git(). Again, all paths to it in git-grep
are already protected by obj_read_lock() but it may suffer from the same
problem in the future. So let's also internally protect it with
obj_read_lock() (which is a recursive mutex).

Signed-off-by: Matheus Tavares <matheus.bernardino@usp.br>
 builtin/grep.c | 8 ++++++--
 packfile.c     | 2 ++
 2 files changed, 8 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)

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diff --git a/builtin/grep.c b/builtin/grep.c
index ac3d86c2e5..1535fd50f8 100644
--- a/builtin/grep.c
+++ b/builtin/grep.c
@@ -24,6 +24,7 @@ 
 #include "submodule.h"
 #include "submodule-config.h"
 #include "object-store.h"
+#include "packfile.h"
 static char const * const grep_usage[] = {
 	N_("git grep [<options>] [-e] <pattern> [<rev>...] [[--] <path>...]"),
@@ -1074,11 +1075,14 @@  int cmd_grep(int argc, const char **argv, const char *prefix)
 			skip_first_line = 1;
-		 * Pre-read gitmodules (if not read already) to prevent racy
-		 * lazy reading in worker threads.
+		 * Pre-read gitmodules (if not read already) and force eager
+		 * initialization of packed_git to prevent racy lazy
+		 * reading/initialization once worker threads are started.
 		if (recurse_submodules)
 			repo_read_gitmodules(the_repository, 1);
+		if (startup_info->have_repository)
+			(void)get_packed_git(the_repository);
 	} else {
diff --git a/packfile.c b/packfile.c
index 24a73fc33a..946ca83e7a 100644
--- a/packfile.c
+++ b/packfile.c
@@ -1004,12 +1004,14 @@  void reprepare_packed_git(struct repository *r)
 	struct object_directory *odb;
+	obj_read_lock();
 	for (odb = r->objects->odb; odb; odb = odb->next)
 	r->objects->approximate_object_count_valid = 0;
 	r->objects->packed_git_initialized = 0;
+	obj_read_unlock();
 struct packed_git *get_packed_git(struct repository *r)