From: Petr Baudis
Date: Sun Sep 24 2006 - 09:26:54 EST
Dear diary, on Sun, Sep 24, 2006 at 02:46:47PM CEST, I got a letter
where Russell King <rmk+lkml@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> said that...
> On Sun, Sep 24, 2006 at 04:02:15AM -0700, Andrew Morton wrote:
> > git-arm.patch
> It's worth pointing out that something has gone horribly wrong in the
> devel branch of this tree, resulting in a load of files being deleted
> which shouldn't have been.
> Absolutely no idea how that happened, but it's a commit buried behind
> lots of other commits and has taken some 4 days to be spotted. At a
> guess, a perl bug where a new associative array somehow manages to pick
> up on old values and forget values from previous assignments.
> Oddly, running the script in debug mode (where the only things which
> don't happen is the git commands get called) appears to give correct
> So I'm in the situation where I need to rebuild 4 days work in the ARM
> devel tree. ;(
If I understand correctly, you just need to get rid of that bad commit?
Can you copy the missing files (in the suitable tree structure) to
/tmp/missing/ and try this?
cg-admin-rewritehist -r EVILCOMMIT \
--tree-filter 'cp -r /tmp/missing/* .' \
'if [ "$GIT_COMMIT" = "EVILCOMMIT" ]; then
while [ -n "$1" ]; do
shift; echo "$1"; shift;
Now check if fixedbranch looks ok.
Petr "Pasky" Baudis
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