Re: [PATCH] diff --no-index: reset temporary buffer lengths on directory iteration

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Am 16.05.2012 06:14, schrieb Bobby Powers:
Commit 875b91b3 introduced a regression when using diff --no-index
with directories.  When iterating through a directory, the switch to
strbuf from heap-allocated char arrays caused paths to form like
'dir/file1', 'dir/file1file2', rather than 'dir/file1', 'dir/file2' as
expected.  By resetting the length on each iteration (but not
buf.alloc), we avoid this.

Signed-off-by: Bobby Powers <bobbypowers@xxxxxxxxx>
 diff-no-index.c |    7 ++++++-
 1 file changed, 6 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)

Nice catch! Could you please also add a test case so that we can be sure a similar bug is not reintroduced later?

diff --git a/diff-no-index.c b/diff-no-index.c
index b44473e..bec3ea4 100644
--- a/diff-no-index.c
+++ b/diff-no-index.c
@@ -67,7 +67,7 @@ static int queue_diff(struct diff_options *o,
 		struct strbuf buffer2 = STRBUF_INIT;
 		struct string_list p1 = STRING_LIST_INIT_DUP;
 		struct string_list p2 = STRING_LIST_INIT_DUP;
-		int i1, i2, ret = 0;
+		int len1 = 0, len2 = 0, i1, i2, ret = 0;

 		if (name1 && read_directory(name1, &p1))
 			return -1;
@@ -80,18 +80,23 @@ static int queue_diff(struct diff_options *o,
 			strbuf_addstr(&buffer1, name1);
 			if (buffer1.len && buffer1.buf[buffer1.len - 1] != '/')
 				strbuf_addch(&buffer1, '/');
+			len1 = buffer1.len;

 		if (name2) {
 			strbuf_addstr(&buffer2, name2);
 			if (buffer2.len && buffer2.buf[buffer2.len - 1] != '/')
 				strbuf_addch(&buffer2, '/');
+			len2 = buffer2.len;

 		for (i1 = i2 = 0; !ret && (i1 < || i2 <; ) {
 			const char *n1, *n2;
 			int comp;

If you declare len1 and len2 right here at the start of the loop and reset the strbufs at its end, you wouldn't have to initialize them to zero and they'd have the right scope for their task.

Using type size_t, the type used in struct strbuf, is more correct.

+			buffer1.len = len1;
+			buffer2.len = len2;

It's cleaner to use strbuf_setlen() instead of setting the len member directly.

Looking at the code, I think the strbufs are never freed and the strbuf_reset() calls after the loop should be replaced by ones to strbuf_release() in order to avoid leaking. This is a different issue, but would be nice to squash as well.

 			if (i1 ==
 				comp = 1;
 			else if (i2 ==

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