Re: 2.6.18-mm1

From: Petr Baudis
Date: Sun Sep 24 2006 - 10:30:37 EST

Dear diary, on Sun, Sep 24, 2006 at 04:20:06PM CEST, I got a letter
where Russell King <rmk+lkml@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> said that...
> I'm now told that the resulting tree after all the commits is correct.
> The problem is that all the files which were supposed to be deleted by
> previous patches ended up actually being deleted by the final patch in
> the series.
> So the resulting tree is fine, it's just that the history is rather
> broken.

Well, that rewritehist batch should work fine even in this case.

(Of course that's assuming that no change was supposed to happen to
those files in the last four days.)

> I think a solution to this might be to use git-apply, but there's one
> draw back - I currently have the facility to unpatch at a later date,
> but git-apply doesn't support -R.

Yes, if there's not too many patches perhaps using git-apply -R would be
simpler. git-apply in git- does support -R.

Petr "Pasky" Baudis
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