upload-pack: strip namespace from symref data
7171d8c15f (upload-pack: send symbolic ref information as
capability, 2013-09-17), we've sent cloning and fetching clients special
information about which branch HEAD is pointing to, so that they don't
have to guess based on matching up commit ids.
However, this feature has never worked properly with the GIT_NAMESPACE
feature. Because upload-pack uses head_ref_namespaced(find_symref), we
do find and report on refs/namespaces/foo/HEAD instead of the actual
HEAD of the repo. This makes sense, since the branch pointed to by the
top-level HEAD may not be advertised at all. But we do two things wrong:
1. We report the full name refs/namespaces/foo/HEAD, instead of just
HEAD. Meaning no client is going to bother doing anything with that
symref, since we're not otherwise advertising it.
2. We report the symref destination using its full name (e.g.,
refs/namespaces/foo/refs/heads/master). That's similarly useless to
the client, who only saw "refs/heads/master" in the advertisement.
We should be stripping the namespace prefix off of both places (which
this patch fixes).
Likely nobody noticed because we tend to do the right thing anyway. Bug
(1) means that we said nothing about HEAD (just refs/namespace/foo/HEAD).
And so the client half of the code, from
a45b5f0552 (connect: annotate
refs with their symref information in get_remote_head(), 2013-09-17),
does not annotate HEAD, and we use the fallback in guess_remote_head(),
matching refs by object id. Which is usually right. It only falls down
in ambiguous cases, like the one laid out in the included test.
This also means that we don't have to worry about breaking anybody who
was putting pre-stripped names into their namespace symrefs when we fix
bug (2). Because of bug (1), nobody would have been using the symref we
advertised in the first place (not to mention that those symrefs would
have appeared broken for any non-namespaced access).
Note that we have separate fixes here for the v0 and v2 protocols. The
symref advertisement moved in v2 to be a part of the ls-refs command.
This actually gets part (1) right, since the symref annotation
piggy-backs on the existing ref advertisement, which is properly
stripped. But it still needs a fix for part (2). The included tests
cover both protocols.
Reported-by: Bryan Turner <email@example.com>
Signed-off-by: Jeff King <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <email@example.com>