[Mesa-dev] git fsck errors on mesa repo

Liam R. Howlett Liam.Howlett at windriver.com
Tue Jun 30 07:39:03 PDT 2015

* 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.

Thank you for your time and apologies about the lack of details in my
first email,

> Cheers,
> Emil
> [1] http://www.spinics.net/lists/git/msg254657.html

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