On Mon, Feb 11, 2019 at 6:50 PM Cameron Gunnin <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote: > The bug: > cd unique-path-1 > git --git-dir=../worktree-test-repo/.git worktree add subdir branch1 > cd ../unique-path-2 > git --git-dir=../worktree-test-repo/.git worktree add subdir branch2 > # FAILS WITH: fatal: 'subdir' is a missing but already registered worktree; use 'add -f' to override, or 'prune' or 'remove' to clear > > This appears to have been introduced by the following commit: > worktree: disallow adding same path multiple times > > The fix, I think, should be applied to builtin/worktree.c to the > validate_worktree_add method. After finding a worktree that matches > the suffix (via find_worktree), it should check that the absolute > path of the found worktree is the same as the absolute path of the > worktree being added, and allow the add when they are different. Or, > perhaps there should be a way to invoke 'find_worktree' such that it > only finds absolute path matches. When crafting cb56f55c16 (worktree: disallow adding same path multiple times, 2018-08-28), I flip-flopped between two implementations: (1) using find_worktree(), and (2) manually scanning the worktree list with absolute path comparison. The latter approach, would not have suffered from this problem. The one ugly bit of the manual scan was that it was a bit too cozy with the underlying worktree implementation, so I eventually went with the find_worktree() approach despite its obvious drawback of doing suffix matching (though, I didn't feel particularly comfortable with the decision). A likely reasonable approach to fixing it would probably be to introduce new worktree API to find a worktree without magic suffix matching (i.e. literal absolute path matching) which would avoid having to imbue the higher-level "git worktree" command with that low-level knowledge, and then take advantage of that new API.