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Github Actions: Inconsistent repo checkouts across jobs

We've encountered an issue where jobs within a single Github Actions workflow get different checkouts of the repo, note the different merge commit SHAs between these 2 jobs in a single workflow run:


I believe this order of events is the root cause:

1. job1 runs actions/checkout

2. master branch changes

3. job2 runs actions/checkout


Is this expected behavior? Is there any way to guarantee all jobs within a single run of a workflow get the same copy of the repo?


A secondary priority is a clear way to choose whether we want to test merge commits on PRs, but testing consistent code across all jobs is far more important.


Filed a related issue in the actions/checkout repo, as it wasn't originally clear to me whether this was an issue in Github Actions in general or specifically in checkout/actions:



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Re: Github Actions: Inconsistent repo checkouts across jobs



Thank you for being here and apologies for the delay in response. Thanks for opening the issue on the actions repo, at this time I don't have any updates but wanted you to know the team is checking those issues and will reply as soon they can. Thanks again!


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