|author||Jeff King <email@example.com>||Wed Sep 30 08:34:11 2020 -0400|
|committer||Junio C Hamano <firstname.lastname@example.org>||Wed Sep 30 12:53:48 2020 -0700|
sequencer: handle ignore_footer when parsing trailers The append_signoff() function takes an "ignore_footer" argument, which specifies a number of bytes at the end of the message buffer which should not be considered (they cannot contain trailers, and the trailer is spliced in before them). But to find the existing trailers, it calls into has_conforming_trailer(). That function takes an ignore_footer parameter, but since 967dfd4d56 (sequencer: use trailer's trailer layout, 2016-11-02) the parameter is completely ignored. The trailer interface we're using takes a single string, with no option to tell it to use part of the string. However, since we have a mutable strbuf, we can work around this by simply overwriting (and later restoring) the boundary with a NUL. I'm not sure if this can actually trigger a bug in practice. It's easy to get a non-zero ignore_footer by doing something like this: git commit -F - --cleanup=verbatim <<-EOF subject body Signed-off-by: me # this looks like a comment, but is actually in the # message! That makes the earlier s-o-b fake. EOF git commit --amend -s There git-commit calls ignore_non_trailer() to count up the "#" cruft, which becomes the ignore_footer header. But it works even without this patch! That's because the trailer code _also_ calls ignore_non_trailer() and skips the cruft, too. So it happens to work because the only callers with a non-zero ignore_footer are using the exact same function that the trailer parser uses internally. And that seems true for all of the current callers, but there's nothing guaranteeing it. We're better off only feeding the correct buffer to the trailer code in the first place. Signed-off-by: Jeff King <email@example.com> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Git is a fast, scalable, distributed revision control system with an unusually rich command set that provides both high-level operations and full access to internals.
Git is an Open Source project covered by the GNU General Public License version 2 (some parts of it are under different licenses, compatible with the GPLv2). It was originally written by Linus Torvalds with help of a group of hackers around the net.
Please read the file INSTALL for installation instructions.
Many Git online resources are accessible from https://git-scm.com/ including full documentation and Git related tools.
See Documentation/gittutorial.txt to get started, then see Documentation/giteveryday.txt for a useful minimum set of commands, and
Documentation/git-<commandname>.txt for documentation of each command. If git has been correctly installed, then the tutorial can also be read with
man gittutorial or
git help tutorial, and the documentation of each command with
man git-<commandname> or
git help <commandname>.
CVS users may also want to read Documentation/gitcvs-migration.txt (
man gitcvs-migration or
git help cvs-migration if git is installed).
The user discussion and development of Git take place on the Git mailing list -- everyone is welcome to post bug reports, feature requests, comments and patches to email@example.com (read Documentation/SubmittingPatches for instructions on patch submission). To subscribe to the list, send an email with just “subscribe git” in the body to firstname.lastname@example.org. The mailing list archives are available at https://lore.kernel.org/git/, http://marc.info/?l=git and other archival sites.
Issues which are security relevant should be disclosed privately to the Git Security mailing list email@example.com.
The maintainer frequently sends the “What's cooking” reports that list the current status of various development topics to the mailing list. The discussion following them give a good reference for project status, development direction and remaining tasks.
The name “git” was given by Linus Torvalds when he wrote the very first version. He described the tool as “the stupid content tracker” and the name as (depending on your mood):