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Re: Git out of sync vs. CVS

From: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: Magnus Hagander <magnus(at)hagander(dot)net>
Cc: Peter Eisentraut <peter_e(at)gmx(dot)net>, pgsql-hackers <pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: Git out of sync vs. CVS
Date: 2010-01-17 21:42:39
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Magnus Hagander <magnus(at)hagander(dot)net> writes:
> 2010/1/17 Peter Eisentraut <peter_e(at)gmx(dot)net>:
>> Maybe I'm hallucinating and someone could check this in their
>> environment, but it appears to me that the Git repository is missing
>> parts of two non-recent commits. See attached patch.

> Not having looked at the repo in detail, but I bet this happened
> because the git mirror grabbed it's snapshot in the middle of a cvs
> commit with multiple files. Since cvs doesn't have atomic commits, I
> think that kind of thing can happen.

That would explain a single CVS commit appearing as two separate commits
in the git history; but it hardly seems like an acceptable excuse for
missing changes altogether, which is what I think Peter said he saw.

			regards, tom lane

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