[Mesa-dev] git fsck errors on mesa repo

Emil Velikov emil.l.velikov at gmail.com
Tue Jun 30 10:44:25 PDT 2015

On 30/06/15 15:39, Liam R. Howlett wrote:
> * Emil Velikov <emil.l.velikov at gmail.com> [150630 10:04]:
>> Hi Liam,
>> On 29/06/15 18:23, Liam R. Howlett wrote:
>>> Hello,
>>> Since git 2.3, there have been a number of new fsck options added which
>>> produce issues when I clone the repository
>>> git://anongit.freedesktop.org/git/mesa/mesa
>> Can you be more specific about the fsck options and the messages that
>> you're seeing ?
> Sorry, I forgot to include the errors.  What you mentioned below are the
> same errors that I see (error in tag: .. unterminated header).
>>> These new tests are enabled by default when using git fsck.  I have been
>>> testing with git version and thought you might want
>>> to know so the error/warning messages can be avoided.
>> From a quick look (running git 2.4.4) there are 68 "error in tag $sha:
>> unterminated header" messages.
>> By the looks of it most/all of those are old tags (which we don't care
>> too much nowdays) and they are lacking the trailing \n. Afaict other
>> projects have the same "problem", and the git devs are working on a fix [1].
> Yes, it appears the errors are being reported due to the legacy tags
> that were created.  You can wait for git to change its behaviour or fix
> the tags by recreating them.  I came across an issue and wanted to be
> sure that it was known since I didn't find anything about them on the
> mailing list.
I'm pretty sure that some of us haven't noticed these errors and/or did
not look into them yet. I know I haven't. So thank you for the heads-up!

> Thank you for your time and apologies about the lack of details in my
> first email,
Don't worry about it. None of us like seeing error messages so we tend
to forget quoting them :P


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