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[langdale,2.2,1/2] fetch2/git: Prevent git fetcher from fetching gitlab repository metadata

Message ID 2b4583922de184a2d96324cd4e3f85993341cd14.1675261340.git.steve@sakoman.com
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Series [langdale,2.2,1/2] fetch2/git: Prevent git fetcher from fetching gitlab repository metadata | expand

Commit Message

Steve Sakoman Feb. 1, 2023, 2:24 p.m. UTC
From: Marek Vasut <marex@denx.de>

The bitbake git fetcher currently fetches 'refs/*:refs/*', i.e. every
single object in the remote repository. This works poorly with gitlab
and github, which use the remote git repository to track its metadata
like merge requests, CI pipelines and such.

Specifically, gitlab generates refs/merge-requests/*, refs/pipelines/*
and refs/keep-around/* and they all contain massive amount of data that
are useless for the bitbake build purposes. The amount of useless data
can in fact be so massive (e.g. with FDO mesa.git repository) that some
proxies may outright terminate the 'git fetch' connection, and make it
appear as if bitbake got stuck on 'git fetch' with no output.

To avoid fetching all these useless metadata, tweak the git fetcher such
that it only fetches refs/heads/* and refs/tags/* . Avoid using negative
refspecs as those are only available in new git versions.

Per feedback on the ML, Gerrit may push commits outsides of branches or
tags during CI runs, which currently works with the 'nobranch=1' fetcher
parameter. To retain this functionality, keep fetching everything in case
the 'nobranch=1' is present. This still avoids fetching massive amount of
data in the common case, since 'nobranch=1' is rare. Update 'nobranch'

Reviewed-by: Peter Kjellerstedt <peter.kjellerstedt@axis.com>
Signed-off-by: Marek Vasut <marex@denx.de>
Signed-off-by: Alexandre Belloni <alexandre.belloni@bootlin.com>
(cherry picked from commit d32e5b0ec2ab85ffad7e56ac5b3160860b732556)
Signed-off-by: Steve Sakoman <steve@sakoman.com>
 doc/bitbake-user-manual/bitbake-user-manual-fetching.rst | 4 ++--
 lib/bb/fetch2/git.py                                     | 8 ++++++--
 2 files changed, 8 insertions(+), 4 deletions(-)
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diff --git a/doc/bitbake-user-manual/bitbake-user-manual-fetching.rst b/doc/bitbake-user-manual/bitbake-user-manual-fetching.rst
index 9c269ca8..e86a4d86 100644
--- a/doc/bitbake-user-manual/bitbake-user-manual-fetching.rst
+++ b/doc/bitbake-user-manual/bitbake-user-manual-fetching.rst
@@ -424,8 +424,8 @@  This fetcher supports the following parameters:
 -  *"nobranch":* Tells the fetcher to not check the SHA validation for
    the branch when set to "1". The default is "0". Set this option for
-   the recipe that refers to the commit that is valid for a tag instead
-   of the branch.
+   the recipe that refers to the commit that is valid for a any namespace
+   instead of the branch.
 -  *"bareclone":* Tells the fetcher to clone a bare clone into the
    destination directory without checking out a working tree. Only the
diff --git a/lib/bb/fetch2/git.py b/lib/bb/fetch2/git.py
index 578edc59..c80e8e5c 100644
--- a/lib/bb/fetch2/git.py
+++ b/lib/bb/fetch2/git.py
@@ -44,7 +44,7 @@  Supported SRC_URI options are:
 - nobranch
    Don't check the SHA validation for branch. set this option for the recipe
-   referring to commit which is valid in tag instead of branch.
+   referring to commit which is valid in any namespace instead of branch.
    The default is "0", set nobranch=1 if needed.
 - usehead
@@ -382,7 +382,11 @@  class Git(FetchMethod):
               runfetchcmd("%s remote rm origin" % ud.basecmd, d, workdir=ud.clonedir)
             runfetchcmd("%s remote add --mirror=fetch origin %s" % (ud.basecmd, shlex.quote(repourl)), d, workdir=ud.clonedir)
-            fetch_cmd = "LANG=C %s fetch -f --progress %s refs/*:refs/*" % (ud.basecmd, shlex.quote(repourl))
+            if ud.nobranch:
+                fetch_cmd = "LANG=C %s fetch -f --progress %s refs/*:refs/*" % (ud.basecmd, shlex.quote(repourl))
+            else:
+                fetch_cmd = "LANG=C %s fetch -f --progress %s refs/heads/*:refs/heads/* refs/tags/*:refs/tags/*" % (ud.basecmd, shlex.quote(repourl))
             if ud.proto.lower() != 'file':
                 bb.fetch2.check_network_access(d, fetch_cmd, ud.url)
             progresshandler = GitProgressHandler(d)