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Date:	Mon, 26 Oct 2009 18:14:43 -0700 (PDT)
From:	Jakub Narebski <>
To:	Joe Perches <>
Cc:	LKML <>, git <>,, Marti Raudsepp <>
Subject: Re: git vs hg commit counts?

Joe Perches <> writes:

> I'm comparing linux-kernel git vs hg repositories.
> While testing some changes to scripts/,
> I noticed that git and hg have different commit counts
> for the same files.
> For instance:
> $ git log --since=1-year-ago -- MAINTAINERS | \
> 	grep -P "^commit [0-9a-f]{40,40}$"  | wc -l
> 514
> $ hg log --template="commit {node}\n" --date -365 -- MAINTAINERS  | \
> 	grep -P "^commit [0-9a-f]{40,40}$" | wc -l
> 601
> Anyone have any understanding why?

It *might* be caused by the fact that in Mercurial commit can have
only up to two parents.  This means that octopus merges (merge commits
with more than two parents: there are a few of them in linux-kernel
history) have to be represented as a set of two-parent merges.

Jakub Narebski
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