Re: git-name-rev off-by-one bug

From: Petr Baudis <>
Date: 2005-12-05 08:34:58
Dear diary, on Tue, Nov 29, 2005 at 07:46:20PM CET, I got a letter
where Junio C Hamano <> said that...
> Petr Baudis <> writes:
> >   (ii) Cogito will handle trees with some local modifications better -
> > basically any local modifications git-read-tree -m won't care about.
> > I didn't read the whole conversation, so to reiterate: git-read-tree
> > will complain when the index does not match the HEAD, but won't
> > complain about modified files in the working tree if the merge is not
> > going to touch them. Now, let's say you do this (output is visually
> > only roughly or not at all resembling what would real tools tell you):
> >
> > 	$ ls
> > 	a b c
> > 	$ echo 'somelocalhack' >>a
> > 	$ git merge "blah" HEAD remotehead
> > 	File-level merge of 'b' and 'c'...
> > 	Oops, 'b' contained local conflicts.
> > 	Automatic merge aborted, fix up by hand.
> > 	$ fixup b
> > 	$ git commit
> > 	Committed files 'a', 'b', 'c'.
> >
> > Oops. It grabbed your local hack and committed it along the merge.
> Are you sure about this?
> In the above sequence, after you touch a with 'somelocalhack',
> there is no 'git update-index a', until you say 'git commit'
> there, so I do not think that mixup is possible.
> The "fixup b" step is actually two commands, so after merge
> command, you would do:
>         $ edit b
> 	$ git update-index b ;# mark that you are dealt with it
> 	$ git commit ;# commits what is in index
> After the above steps, "git diff" (that is working tree against
> index) still reports your local change to "a", which were _not_
> committed.

Yes. I actually tried it out, but I was confused by the file list in the
commit message (I'm used to seeing just committed files there) and I
didn't check the status of the 'a' file after the commit.

Sorry about the confusion.

				Petr "Pasky" Baudis
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