[PATCH] chgserver: use old ui.system if fout is not stdout or needs to be captured

Jun Wu quark at fb.com
Fri Mar 18 21:34:20 EDT 2016

# HG changeset patch
# User Jun Wu <quark at fb.com>
# Date 1458239268 0
#      Thu Mar 17 18:27:48 2016 +0000
# Node ID c185fae7a1ef85f64d98478a7e5efecb5ca33c8f
# Parent  1435a8e9b5fe38cfe900e0a75fefab046af73dd6
chgserver: use old ui.system if fout is not stdout or needs to be captured

Before this patch, chgui will override the system method, forwarding every
process execution to the client so sessions and process groups can work as
expected. But the chg client will just use stdout, if ui.fout is not stdout or
if the output is set to be captured to safe._buffers, the client will not
behave correctly.

This can happen especially with code prepending "remote:". For example, bundle2
uses ui.pushbuffer, and sshpeer sets fout to ferr. We may have trouble with
interactive commands in the fout set to ferr case but if it really bites us, we
can always send file descriptors to the client.

This patch adds a check to detect the above situations and fallback to the old
ui.system if so. It will make chg happy with test-bundle2-exchange.t,
test-phases-exchange.t, test-ssh-bundle1.t and test-ssh.t.

diff --git a/hgext/chgserver.py b/hgext/chgserver.py
--- a/hgext/chgserver.py
+++ b/hgext/chgserver.py
@@ -235,6 +235,14 @@
         def system(self, cmd, environ=None, cwd=None, onerr=None,
+            # fallback to the original system method if the output needs to be
+            # captured (to self._buffers), or the output stream is not stdout
+            # (e.g. stderr, cStringIO), because the chg client is not aware of
+            # these situations and will behave differently (write to stdout).
+            if any(s[1] for s in self._bufferstates) or \
+               self.fout.getattr('fileno', -1) != sys.stdout.fileno():
+                return super(chgui, self).system(cmd, environ, cwd, onerr,
+                                                 errprefix)
             # copied from mercurial/util.py:system()
             def py2shell(val):

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