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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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