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SubjectRe: git pull on Linux/ACPI release tree
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Hi, Linus Torvalds wrote:

> I'm pretty proud of it. It's simple, and it's obvious once you think about
> it, but it is pretty novel as far as I know. BK certainly had nothing
> similar, not have I heard of anythign else that does it.

Actually, I've written a hackish script that tries to do simple-minded
bisection (read: it searched for the 50% point on the shortest path
between any-of-GOOD and any-of-BAD, instead of considering the whole
graph) on BK trees. I haven't exactly published the thing anyplace though,
because, well, it was ugly. :-/

Besides, actually working with the current bisection point is no problem
at all for git. Doing the same thing in BK's world view is *painful*,
esp. given the size of the kernel tree.

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