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SubjectRe: Problems using new Linux-2.4 bitkeeper repository.
On Sat, Mar 16, 2002 at 12:06:10PM -0500, Jeff Garzik wrote:
> This was just an example of a real world example that actually happened,
> where BK sucked ass :)

Think file systems. Think 2 file systems. Think creating duplicate inodes
in the same place. Now those 2 file systems are merged into a third, the
duplicates removed. The original 2 still both exist and are both being

> Marcelo's BK tree did not exist when I created my marcelo-2.4 tree.
> marcelo-2.4 repo existed for a while and people started using it. Once
> Marcelo appeared with his "official" BK tree, people naturally want to
> migrate. There were two migration paths: (1) export everything to GNU
> patches, or (2) click the mouse 300 times.

There is a 3rd: factor out the duplicates and and export/import only the
ones that Marcelo didn't have, then dump your tree and use his.
Larry McVoy lm at
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