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Commits on Jan 17, 2012
  1. @peff @gitster

    credential-cache: ignore "connection refused" errors

    peff authored gitster committed
    The credential-cache helper will try to connect to its
    daemon over a unix socket. Originally, a failure to do so
    was silently ignored, and we would either give up (if
    performing a "get" or "erase" operation), or spawn a new
    daemon (for a "store" operation).
    But since 8ec6c8d, we try to report more errors. We detect a
    missing daemon by checking for ENOENT on our connection
    attempt.  If the daemon is missing, we continue as before
    (giving up or spawning a new daemon). For any other error,
    we die and report the problem.
    However, checking for ENOENT is not sufficient for a missing
    daemon. We might also get ECONNREFUSED if a dead daemon
    process left a stale socket. This generally shouldn't
    happen, as the daemon cleans up after itself, but the daemon
    may not always be given a chance to do so (e.g., power loss,
    "kill -9").
    The resulting state is annoying not just because the helper
    outputs an extra useless message, but because it actually
    blocks the helper from spawning a new daemon to replace the
    stale socket.
    Fix it by checking for ECONNREFUSED.
    Signed-off-by: Jeff King <>
    Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
Commits on Jan 10, 2012
  1. @peff @gitster

    credential-cache: report more daemon connection errors

    peff authored gitster committed
    Originally, this code remained relatively silent when we
    failed to connect to the cache. The idea was that it was
    simply a cache, and we didn't want to bother the user with
    temporary failures (the worst case is that we would simply
    ask their password again).
    However, if you have a configuration failure or other
    problem, it is helpful for the daemon to report those
    problems. Git will happily ignore the failed error code, but
    the extra information to stderr can help the user diagnose
    the problem.
    Signed-off-by: Jeff King <>
    Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
Commits on Dec 12, 2011
  1. @peff @gitster

    credentials: add "cache" helper

    peff authored gitster committed
    If you access repositories over smart-http using http
    authentication, then it can be annoying to have git ask you
    for your password repeatedly. We cache credentials in
    memory, of course, but git is composed of many small
    programs. Having to input your password for each one can be
    This patch introduces a credential helper that will cache
    passwords in memory for a short period of time.
    Signed-off-by: Jeff King <>
    Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
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