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SubjectRe: Announce: Linux-next (Or Andrew's dream :-))
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On Tue, Feb 12, 2008 at 11:54:01PM +0000, Al Viro wrote:
> On Tue, Feb 12, 2008 at 03:51:07PM -0800, David Miller wrote:
> > From: Jeff Garzik <jeff@garzik.org>
> > Date: Tue, 12 Feb 2008 11:31:48 -0500
> >
> > > I understand the desire to want a nice and clean history, but the
> > > frequency here really has a negative impact on your downstreams.
> >
> > Ok, fair enough. Any alternative suggestions on how to remove turds
> > without them being in the history?
> >
> > > It also totally screws the commit statistics, wiping me and John and the
> > > committers we have preserved out, replacing everybody's committer with
> > > David Miller.
> >
> > I am well aware of this downside, sorry.
>
> Ahem... Use of git-cherry-pick preserves commit information just fine.

Not by default, at least (note they said "commiters", not "authors"):

bfields@pig:~/local/linux-2.6$ git cherry-pick v2.6.25-rc1
Finished one cherry-pick.
Created commit c445dc0: Linux 2.6.25-rc1
1 files changed, 2 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)
bfields@pig:~/local/linux-2.6$ git show --pretty=raw HEAD
commit c445dc0a8b11877d6038dc528254733348c9f110
tree 4018d5d93f857d946dd89acbb4e45c9da04eadaf
parent b6ce068a1285a24185b01be8a49021827516b3e1
author Linus Torvalds <torvalds@woody.linux-foundation.org> 1202681894 -0800
committer J. Bruce Fields <bfields@citi.umich.edu> 1202861481 -0500


--b.


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