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SubjectRe: git pull on Linux/ACPI release tree
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On Jan 10, 2006, at 01:38, Martin Langhoff wrote:
> On 1/10/06, Kyle Moffett <mrmacman_g4@mac.com> wrote:
>> If they all work, then we know precisely that it's the
>> interactions between them, which also makes debugging a lot easier.
>
> The more complex your tree structure is, the more the interactions
> are likely to be part of the problem. Is git-bisect not useful in
> this scenario?

IIRC git-bisect just does an outright linearization of the whole tree
anyways, which makes git-bisect work everywhere, even in the presence
of difficult cross-merges. On the other hand, if you are git-
bisecting ACPI changes (perhaps due to some ACPI breakage), and ACPI
has 10 pulls from mainline, you _also_ have to wade through the
bisection of any other changes that occurred in mainline, even if
they're totally irrelevant. This is why it's useful to only pull
mainline into your tree (EX: ACPI) when you functionally depend on
changes there (as Linus so eloquently expounded upon).

Cheers,
Kyle Moffett

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