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    SubjectRe: [ANNOUNCE] BK->CVS (real time mirror)
    On Mon, 17 Mar 2003, Larry McVoy wrote:

    > On Tue, Mar 18, 2003 at 12:25:44AM +0100, Andrea Arcangeli wrote:
    > > yes, this is very helpful thanks ;). I'd suggest you to also parse the
    > > logic tag and to print a warning if there's an error and not only to
    > > trust the timestamps.
    > The time stamps we're talking about are *in* the revision history.
    > We do all checkins to all files with the same timestamp in the same
    > changeset.

    Ok. A version of 'cvsps' which can correctly parse Larry's log format
    into patchsets is up on the website ( It's version

    Larry's timestamps actually made this hack really easy. All files
    committed with the exact time are recreated into a patchset. Here, for
    example is 'patchset 8156':

    PatchSet 8156
    Date: 2003/03/05 03:11:19
    Author: torvalds
    Branch: HEAD
    Tag: v2_5_64
    Linux 2.5.64

    BKrev: 3e656ad75XghvjRCVNEGWy20cX0qwg


    (note, this is a pretty boring patchset, I just wanted to show it
    basically works).

    The patchset id is in-sync with Larry's ChangeSet commits (but off by one
    from the beginning).

    You can do: 'cvsps -s 8156 -g' to generate a diff of this entire
    patchset, and even get the correct results.

    > If you thought that we were talking about on disk timestamps, that's
    > way too fragile but these are fine.
    > > certain logic tag out of the tree. This logic tag will be the
    > > "changeset" number for us, but one that is also persistent and no only
    > > unique
    > (Logical tag 1.XXXX)

    The checkin (Logical Tag x.yyy) log messages are currently not validated,
    and are discarded. Only the 'main' message with the BKrev: is associated
    with each patchset.

    > is in each file's checkin comments and the 1.XXXX is the ChangeSet file's
    > rev for that changeset.

    Seems to work.

    > > I also wonder if it wouldn't be better if Larry would simply tag the CVS
    > > with the logic tag number since the first place, rather than writing it

    Not necessary, each changeset is available via cvsps with 'cvsps -s
    <logical change number>' as well as searching by file, by date, by tag, by
    log message etc.

    > That means that *all* files get tags. There would be 8300 x 15,000 files
    > times sizeof(tag). That's too big.



    | David Mansfield |
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