[alsa-devel] HG -> GIT migration

Rene Herman rene.herman at keyaccess.nl
Wed May 21 15:04:53 CEST 2008

On 21-05-08 14:37, Takashi Iwai wrote:

> At Wed, 21 May 2008 14:30:31 +0200,
> Rene Herman wrote:

>> $ git remote show sound-2.6
>> * remote sound-2.6
>>    URL: git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/tiwai/sound-2.6.git
>>    Tracked remote branches
>>      master
>> What's the status of that one now? Should I continue pulling that one or 
>> should I switch to the new alsa-kernel GIT repo? I want to pull it into 
>> a Linus clone tree...
> We are working on this right now.  alsa.git is far currently behind my
> tree.
> One problem we hit is about multiple committers and rebase.  If you do
> git-rebase, the commiter information is touched although the sign-off
> isn't updated.  git-rebase looks apparently designed for the
> single-commiter model.

It's "worse" than that; rebasing is designed for a _private_ development 
model. git-rebase is a very handy tool for people like myself (people 
without a downstream that is) and it basically enables the quilt model 
of a stack of patches on top of git but public trees that have people 
pulling from them should generally not rebase or everyone who _is_ 
pulling finds a different tree each time.

Linus is vehement about this also. There have a few threads about it and 
the most recent was:


I'm also not an experienced git user (not other than in my own leafnode 
developer mode, certainly) but I expect Linus might not terribly mind 
answering a few questions about the model -- ALSA is a significant 
subsystem and it switching to GIT might even make for a nice "this is 
how you do that as a subsystem" treatise...

(ie, also added linux-kernel)


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