revlog: detect incomplete revlog reads

Authored by indygreg.


revlog: detect incomplete revlog reads

_readsegment() is supposed to return N bytes of revlog revision
data starting at a file offset. Surprisingly, its behavior before
this patch never verified that it actually read and returned N
bytes! Instead, it would perform the read(), then return whatever
data was available. And even more surprisingly, nothing in the
call chain appears to have been validating that it received all
the data it was expecting.

This behavior could lead to partial or incomplete revision chunks
being operated on. This could result in e.g. cached deltas being
applied against incomplete base revisions. The delta application
process would happily perform this operation. Only hash
verification would detect the corruption and save us.

This commit changes the behavior of raw revlog reading to validate
that we actually read() the number of bytes that were requested.
We will raise a more specific error faster, rather than possibly
have it go undetected or manifest later in the call stack, at
delta application or hash verification.

Differential Revision: https://phab.mercurial-scm.org/D5266


indygregNov 13 2018, 3:30 PM
Differential Revision
D5266: revlog: detect incomplete revlog reads
rHG39369475445c: revlog: use single file handle when de-inlining revlog