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SubjectRe: Linux 2.6.12-rc3
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On Friday 22 April 2005 20:21, Linus Torvalds wrote:
>
> On Sat, 23 Apr 2005, Pavel Machek wrote:
> >
> > Unfortunately first merge will make it practically unusable :-(.
>
> No, quite the reverse. If I merge from you, and you use my commit ID as
> the "base" point, it will work again.
>
> But yes, if you actually send the result as _patches_ to me, then the
> commit objects I create will be totally separate from the commit objects
> you had in your tree, and "git-export" will continue to export your old
> stale entries since they won't show up as already being in my tree.
>
> The point being, that there is a big difference between a proper merge
> (with history etc merged) and just sending me the patches in your tree.

Using git patch, the output has the commit id. Could this be used during
a merge of patches to record info that the source git could use to recognize
the changes as ones it originated (after a pull from the remote git which has
the merged patches)?

Ed Tomlinson
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