Please describe the problem.

I have some paths containing swedish characters (åäö ÅÄÖ). Some paths also contains the character "@". I use git annex assistant in autostart mode on my Documents folder.

I get the following errors in the log file:

fd:37: commitBuffer: invalid argument (invalid character)
fatal: Work/@Projects/archive/20140515_METOCC_Gr: pathspec magic not supported by this command: 'literal'
fatal: Work/@Projects/archive/20140515_METOCC_Gr������nsytem������te/MMD_Config/SITE/LegacyNT/mmd/config/Dataintag/Fil-intag/OLDIB/SurfaceWaterTemperature.ini: pathspec magic not supported by this command: 'literal'
fatal: Work/@Projects/archive/20140515_METOCC_Gr: pathspec magic not supported by this command: 'literal'
fatal: Work/@Projects/archive/20140515_METOCC_Gr: pathspec magic not supported by this command: 'literal'
fatal: Work/@Projects/archive/20140515_METOCC_Gr: pathspec magic not supported by this command: 'literal'
fatal: Work/@Projects/archive/20140515_METOCC_Gr: pathspec magic not supported by this command: 'literal'
fatal: Work/@Projects/archive/20140515_METOCC_Gr: pathspec magic not supported by this command: 'literal'
fatal: Work/@Projects/archive/20140515_METOCC_Gr: pathspec magic not supported by this command: 'literal'
fatal: Work/@Projects/archive/20140515_METOCC_Gr: pathspec magic not supported by this command: 'literal''

I also notice a lot of zombie git processes in the ps list.

What steps will reproduce the problem?

Upgrade to Version: 5.20150406-gb2814bc Build flags: Assistant Webapp Webapp-secure Pairing Testsuite S3 WebDAV Inotify DBus DesktopNotify XMPP DNS Feeds Quvi TDFA

Pre compiled tar.gz

What version of git-annex are you using? On what operating system?

Version: 5.20150406-gb2814bc

Arch linux

[daniel@wintermute Documents]$ uname -a Linux wintermute 3.19.2-1-ARCH #1 SMP PREEMPT Wed Mar 18 16:21:02 CET 2015 x86_64 GNU/Linux

Please provide any additional information below.

If I downgrade to a previous version ie. git-annex.linux.5.20150317 the described problem is gone.

I tried to remove the character "@" from my paths, but it didn't help.

Looking at the log file below, it doesn't seem to have anything to do with my swedish characters.

[2015-04-07 22:24:14 CEST] main: starting assistant version 5.20150406-gb2814bc
[2015-04-07 22:24:14 CEST] TransferScanner: Syncing with xxxxxxx.xxxxxxx.xxx_wintermute_Documents 
p11-kit: couldn't load module: /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/pkcs11/p11-kit-trust.so: /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/pkcs11/p11-kit-trust.so: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
(scanning...) [2015-04-07 22:24:15 CEST] Watcher: Performing startup scan
fatal: Work/archive/firewall-udp-1194-dasu-Viscosity.visc.zip: pathspec magic not supported by this command: 'literal'
fatal: Work/archive/firewall-udp-1194-dasu-Viscosity.visc.zip: pathspec magic not supported by this command: 'literal'
fatal: Work/archive/firewall-udp-1194-dasu-Viscosity.visc.zip: pathspec magic not supported by this command: 'literal'
fatal: Work/archive/firewall-udp-1194-dasu-Viscosity.visc.zip: pathspec magic not supported by this command: 'literal'
fatal: Work/archive/firewall-udp-1194-dasu-Viscosity.visc.zip: pathspec magic not supported by this command: 'literal'
fatal: Work/archive/firewall-udp-1194-dasu-Viscosity.visc.zip: pathspec magic not supported by this command: 'literal'
fatal: Work/archive/firewall-udp-1194-dasu-Viscosity.visc.zip: pathspec magic not supported by this command: 'literal'
fatal: Work/archive/firewall-udp-1194-dasu-Viscosity.visc.zip: pathspec magic not supported by this command: 'literal'
fatal: Work/archive/firewall-udp-1194-dasu-Viscosity.visc.zip: pathspec magic not supported by this command: 'literal'
fatal: Work/archive/firewall-udp-1194-dasu-Viscosity.visc.zip: pathspec magic not supported by this command: 'literal'
fatal: Work/archive/firewall-udp-1194-dasu-Viscosity.visc.zip: pathspec magic not supported by this command: 'literal'

git cat-file EOF: user error
fatal: Work/archive/Tidrapportering/Tid.md: pathspec magic not supported by this command: 'literal'
fatal: Work/archive/Tidrapportering/Tid.md: pathspec magic not supported by this command: 'literal'
fatal: Work/archive/Tidrapportering/Tid.md: pathspec magic not supported by this command: 'literal'
fatal: Work/archive/Tidrapportering/Tid.md: pathspec magic not supported by this command: 'literal'
fatal: Work/archive/Tidrapportering/Tid.md: pathspec magic not supported by this command: 'literal'
fatal: Work/archive/Tidrapportering/Tid.md: pathspec magic not supported by this command: 'literal'
fatal: Work/archive/Tidrapportering/Tid.md: pathspec magic not supported by this command: 'literal'
fatal: Work/archive/Tidrapportering/Tid.md: pathspec magic not supported by this command: 'literal'
fatal: Work/archive/Tidrapportering/Tid.md: pathspec magic not supported by this command: 'literal'
fatal: Work/archive/Tidrapportering/Tid.md: pathspec magic not supported by this command: 'literal'
fatal: Work/archive/Tidrapportering/Tid.md: pathspec magic not supported by this command: 'literal'

I've fixed the pathspec magic problem. done

Seems like you could possibly have a separate problem WRT the "commitBuffer: invalid argument". When using the older version of git-annex, did you get that in the log at all?

OTOH, the "@Projects/archive/20140515_METOCC_Gr������nsytem������te" weirdness in the log could be where the problem chars are coming from too, in which case it was somehow caused by the pathspec magic problem.

I was able to reproduce the pathspec magic problem, but not the encoding looking problem, even when using swedish chars in filenames.

--Joey

I tried an older version of git-annex on the same repository, and could not find any "commitBuffer: invalid argument" in the log.

I would like to take the chance to thank you for the incredible work you are doing with this software/tool! It's an amazing effort!

-Daniel