Re: Please pull ACPI updates

From: Harvey Harrison
Date: Thu Jul 17 2008 - 15:12:29 EST

On Thu, 2008-07-17 at 14:49 -0400, Len Brown wrote:
> Andi, Jesse, Linus,
> One thing I wish I had in git is a way to make this sequence easier...
> Say I have a big topic branch with 30 patches in it.
> The 3rd patch turns out to have a bug in it, but the
> rest of the series is okay. Today I invoke gitk on
> the branch and keep that open.
> Then I create a new topic branch at the broken patch.
> I always consult ~/src/git/Documentation/git-reset.txt
> so I can remember the following sequence...
> $ git reset --soft HEAD^
> $ edit
> $ git commit -a -c ORIG_HEAD
> Now I've got the fixed 3rd patch checked in,
> but 27 patches in the original branch are hanging
> off the original broken 3rd patch.
> So I git-cherry-pick 27 patches
> I hope I get them in the right order and don't miss any...
> It would be nice if we could somehow git rebase those
> 27 patches in a single command, but if we do,
> that pulls with it the broken 3rd patch.

git rebase --interactive

sounds like exactly what you are asking for.


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