Git corruption with WSL2
Having a corrupt git repo is scary.
For the last few weeks I’ve had this blog’s git repo getting randomly corrupted.
Summary: There is a fix on the Windows Dev Insider Build - 21292. I’m currently on stable build of 19042.804
Error: object file is empty
I’ve had this blog’s git repo getting corrupted with errors like:
error: object file .git/objects/79/cbddeb3c2e2e6cb41f301bdf1e10c0508066e3 is empty error: object file .git/objects/79/cbddeb3c2e2e6cb41f301bdf1e10c0508066e3 is empty fatal: loose object 79cbddeb3c2e2e6cb41f301bdf1e10c0508066e3 (stored in .git/objects/79/cbddeb3c2e2e6cb41f301bdf1e10c0508066e3) is corrupt
These are sitting on a fully patched Win10 machine (29th Jan 2021) runing WSL2 fully patched. The files are sitting WSL side ie in
I had version 2.17.1
Lokking at git-scm I can see the latest is 2.30.0 so lets see if this helps
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:git-core/ppa sudo apt update sudo apt install git
okay now I’m at 2.30.0
This didn’t work
Fix broken Git repo
# backup the repo first! find .git/objects/ -type f -empty | xargs rm git fetch -p git fsck --full
Resources and a Fix!
Hacker news discussion with a broken link which should be: WSL issue on GH
Updated HN link just in case there is any interesting future discussion.
Fix on dev insider build of insiders preview build 21292 in Mid Jan 2021 21292 announcement
I can’t confirm that it is fixed yet as don’t want to run Dev insider build on my main machine yet.