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SubjectRe: [git patches] libata updates, GPG signed (but see admin notes)
On Fri, 04 Nov 2011 08:14:52 PDT, Linus Torvalds said:
> On Fri, Nov 4, 2011 at 7:59 AM, Ted Ts'o <> wrote:
> > Note that a repository format change will break a bunch of other
> > things as well, including references in commit descriptions ("This
> > fixes a regression introduced in commit 42DEADBEEF")

> No they won't. Not if you do it right. It's easy enough to
> automatically replace the SHA1's in the description, the same way we
> replace everything else.

OK.. I'll bite. How do you disambiguate a '42deadbeef' in the changelog part
of a commit as being a commit ID, as opposed to being an address in a traceback
or something similar? Yes, I know you only change the ones that actually map to
a commit ID, but I'd not be surprised if by now we've got enough commits and
stack tracebacks in the git history that we'll birthday-paradox ourselves into
a false-positive in an automatic replacement.

(And it's OK to say "the 3 stack tracebacks in changelogs we just mangled can
just go jump", but it does need at least a few seconds consideration..)

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