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Date:   Sat, 13 May 2017 12:26:53 -0500
From:   Rob Landley <rob@...dley.net>
To:     Andreas Schwab <schwab@...ux-m68k.org>
Cc:     "Eric W. Biederman" <ebiederm@...ssion.com>,
        Thomas Gleixner <tglx@...utronix.de>,
        Michael Ellerman <mpe@...erman.id.au>,
        Linus Torvalds <torvalds@...ux-foundation.org>,
        Al Viro <viro@...iv.linux.org.uk>,
        Oleg Nesterov <oleg@...hat.com>,
        Linux Kernel Mailing List <linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org>
Subject: Re: Is there an recommended way to refer to bitkeepr commits?

On 05/12/2017 12:49 PM, Andreas Schwab wrote:
> On Mai 12 2017, Rob Landley <rob@...dley.net> wrote:
> 
>> Last I checked I couldn't just "git push" the fullhist tree to
>> git.kernel.org because git graft didn't propagate right.
> 
> Perhaps you could recreate them with git replace --graft.  That creates
> replace objects that can be pushed and fetched.  (They are stored in
> refs/replace, and must be pushed/fetched explicitly.)

It's the "must be pushed/fetched explicitly" part that I couldn't figure
out back when I tried it.

I inherited this tree from somebody who made it. I noticed its existence
because lwn.net covered it, and then 6 months later it had vanished
without trace (as so many things do). I reproduced it from the build
script (if you can't reproduce the experiment from initial starting
conditions, it's not science), went "look, cool thing", and hosted a
copy with an occasional repaint.

I would be _thrilled_ to hand it off to somebody who knows what they're
doing with git. I'm just unusually interested in computer history and
the preservation thereof. (https://landley.net/history/mirror).

Rob

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