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    SubjectRe: once again, what's with "drivers/char/vr41xx_giu.c"?
    On Sat, 11 Jul 2009, Andrew Price wrote:

    > Hi Robert,
    >
    > On Fri, Jul 10, 2009 at 05:06:49AM -0400, Robert P. J. Day wrote:
    > >
    > > on an occasional basis (after pulls), i get:
    > >
    > > $ git diff
    > > diff --git a/drivers/char/vr41xx_giu.c b/drivers/char/vr41xx_giu.c
    > > deleted file mode 100644
    > > index e69de29..0000000
    > > $
    > >
    > > not the first time i've seen that, either. methinks that file got
    > > itself into a funny state.
    >
    > No need to panic, ...

    i never panic -- i always know where my towel is.

    > it just looks like somebody left an empty file without 'git rm'ing
    > it. When you run 'make distclean' for example, it removes all empty
    > files and leaves you with an unclean checkout. You can get the
    > (empty) file back by 'git checkout'ing the file. But yes, you
    > shouldn't have to. Anyway, CCing Linus to bring it to his attention.

    i knew it was something like that as i recall whining about
    *exactly* this happening many months ago with a different file, i just
    couldn't remember the cause.

    rday
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