Commit messages and the move to git

Eric S. Raymond esr@thyrsus.com
Thu Dec 5 21:13:00 GMT 2019


Joseph Myers <joseph@codesourcery.com>:
> On Thu, 5 Dec 2019, Eric S. Raymond wrote:
> 
> > Joseph Myers <joseph@codesourcery.com>:
> > > I just tried a leading-segment load up to r14877, but it didn't reproduce 
> > > the problems I see with r14877 in a full repository conversion - it seems 
> > > the combination with something later in the history may be necessary to 
> > > reproduce the issue.
> > 
> > Great :-(
> > 
> > Well, there's a bisection-like strategy for finding the minimum
> > leading segment that produces misbehavior.  My conversion crew will
> > apply it as hard as we need to to get the job done.
> 
> I've now provided a reduced synthetic test (7 commits) for the issue 
> observed at r14877, in issue 172.  It wouldn't surprise me if a fix for 
> this synthetic test fixes both issues 171 and 172 (and it wouldn't 
> surprise me if it's fixed in the new SVN dump reader).

If not, I think it soon will be. I expect that little synthetic test
to help a lot.
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		<a href="http://www.catb.org/~esr/">Eric S. Raymond</a>




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