Re: blame not working well?

From: Junio C Hamano <>
Date: 2006-04-06 11:26:11
Junio C Hamano <> writes:

> I was having fun updating blame.c to use the built-in xdiff
> instead of spawning and reading from external GNU diff (it is
> currently in "next" branch).  It seems to pass the trivial
> testsuite case but I noticed for example annotating Makefile,
> sha1_name.c, or blame.c in git.git repository seems to show
> quite bogus annotation.  One extreme case is the Makefile; for
> all but one line is blamed for the very initial commit made by
> Linus X-<.  One good news for me is that the version before this
> change has the same breakage.  One bad news is this seems to
> have been broken for some time.
> Bisecting indicates 2a0925be3512451834ec9a3e023f4cff23c1cfb7 is
> the first bad commit, but I do not see how the change can break
> it.  I'll continue digging it, but if you have a chance, could
> you take a look, too?

It turns out that the only change needed to revert the breakage
was this one-liner.  get_revision() used to always rewrite
parents when prune and dense are specified, but the updated code
simply skips during the output filtering phase the parents that
would have been culled by calling rewrite_parents() unless the
caller tells it that it is interested in the parent field by
setting rev.parents.

-- >8 --
[PATCH] blame.c: fix completely broken ancestry traversal.

Recent revision.c updates completely broken the assignment of
blames by not rewriting commit->parents field unless explicitly
asked to by the caller.  The caller needs to set revs.parents.

Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>


 blame.c |    1 +
 1 files changed, 1 insertions(+), 0 deletions(-)

diff --git a/blame.c b/blame.c
index 98f9992..9bb34e6 100644
--- a/blame.c
+++ b/blame.c
@@ -813,6 +813,7 @@ int main(int argc, const char **argv)
 	rev.prune_fn = simplify_commit;
 	rev.topo_setter = topo_setter;
 	rev.topo_getter = topo_getter;
+	rev.parents = 1; = 1;
 	commit_list_insert(start_commit, &rev.commits);

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