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From: Martin Melka <>
Subject: git status --ignored hangs when a deep directory structure present in working tree
Date: Mon, 27 Jan 2020 11:55:01 +0100
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Hi all, I have ran across what might be a bug in git. When there is a
deep directory structure (tried on 100+ nested dirs), then git status
--ignored hangs indefinitely.
Discovered this on OSX (Mojave, git 2.20.1 (Apple Git-117)), but it
reproduces in Ubuntu (19.04, git 2.25.0) Docker container on OSX and
also on baremetal Ubuntu server (16.04, git 2.17.1).

Steps to reproduce:

1. Generate the deep dir structure:

    mkdir gittest; pushd gittest; git init; for i in $(seq 1 120); do
mkdir dir; cd dir; done; touch leaf; popd

2. Try to get git status --ignored

    cd gittest && git status --ignored

If there is a dir depth limit, git should probably exit with an error
rather than getting stuck endlessly.

StackOverflow report:

Best regards,
Martin Melka

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Thread overview: 6+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2020-01-27 10:55 Martin Melka [this message]
2020-01-27 12:08 ` SZEDER Gábor
2020-01-28  5:06   ` Elijah Newren
2020-01-28 13:57     ` SZEDER Gábor
2020-01-28 15:00       ` Elijah Newren
2020-01-29 22:10     ` Elijah Newren

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