Re: Linux BKCVS kernel history git import..

From: David Woodhouse
Date: Wed Jul 27 2005 - 04:43:07 EST

On Tue, 2005-07-26 at 11:57 -0700, Linus Torvalds wrote:
> If somebody adds some logic to "parse_commit()" to do the "fake parent"
> thing, you can stitch the histories together and see the end result as one
> big tree. Even without that, you can already do things like
> git diff v2.6.10..v2.6.12

That's a bit of a hack which really doesn't belong in the git tools.
It's not particularly hard to reparent the tree for real -- I'd much
rather see a tool added to git which can _actually_ change the
1da177e4c3f41524e886b7f1b8a0c1fc7321cac2 commit to have a parent of
0bcc493c633d78373d3fcf9efc29d6a710637519, and ripple the corresponding
SHA1 changes up to the current HEAD.

Note that the latter commit ID I gave there was actually the 2.6.12-rc2
commit in Thomas' history import, not your own. Thomas has done a lot of
work on it, and it has the full names extracted from the shortlog
script, full timestamps, branch/merge history and consistent character
sets in the commit logs. I'd definitely suggest that you use that
instead of the import from bkcvs.;a=summary


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