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bug#21559: additional patch needed to set GIT_OPTIONAL_LOCKS=0 in all ca
bug#21559: additional patch needed to set GIT_OPTIONAL_LOCKS=0 in all cases
Wed, 26 Sep 2018 15:16:50 +1200
On 2018-09-26 00:23, Andrew Ruder wrote:
Please see attached patch. There is also some early reports of
success at https://github.com/magit/magit/issues/2708
Just to reiterate my comments from there, I believe this new patch
does indeed resolve this bug.
I've been using Emacs 26.1 with the earlier patch applied:
And git version 2.16.3
With that, I was very regularly encountering the error "Unable to
create '.git/index.lock': File exists." when rebasing in Magit with
With this new patch applied too, I am not seeing the error at all.
For testing I repeatedly rebased a moderately large branch, with and
without the new patch (3 times each). Without the new patch I was
encountering "Unable to create '.git/index.lock': File exists."
between 3 and 5 times during each rebase. With the new patch I didn't
encounter the problem at all in any of the rebases.