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Date:	Wed, 11 Nov 2009 14:20:42 -0800
From:	Stephen Hemminger <shemminger@...tta.com>
To:	Frans Pop <elendil@...net.nl>
Cc:	jens.axboe@...cle.com, linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org
Subject: Re: Mount -o sync regression in 2.6.31

On Wed, 11 Nov 2009 22:34:22 +0100
Frans Pop <elendil@...net.nl> wrote:

> Stephen Hemminger wrote:
> > I tried the obvious bisection, but git bisect seems to wonder off into
> > the weeds now. There is no reason that bisecting between v2.6.30 and
> > v2.6.31-rc1 should go off into v2.6.30-rc2
> 
> AFAIK that can happen if some branch was merged after 2.6.30 that happened 
> to be based on a commit from v2.6.30-rc2. Did you check in what branch you 
> were when that happened?
> 
> If you look at 'gitk v2.6.30..v2.6.31-rc1' and scroll to the bottom, you 
> will see quite a few merges of branches that were based on commits from 
> (early) v2.6.30-rcX releases.
> 
> Cheers.
> FJP

That makes sense but is confusing.

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