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Re: [PATCH] Fix build error by removal of obsoleted au1x00_uart driver.

To: Franck Bui-Huu <vagabon.xyz@gmail.com>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] Fix build error by removal of obsoleted au1x00_uart driver.
From: Ralf Baechle <ralf@linux-mips.org>
Date: Thu, 9 Feb 2006 20:53:38 +0000
Cc: Atsushi Nemoto <anemo@mba.ocn.ne.jp>, linux-mips@linux-mips.org
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On Thu, Feb 09, 2006 at 06:54:05PM +0100, Franck Bui-Huu wrote:

> 2006/2/9, Ralf Baechle <ralf@linux-mips.org>:
> > When cloning such a repository git isn't actually downloading the
> > .git/info/grafts file.  This results in such errors.  I don't know of a
> > way to get git to do this right.  You may download the file manually
> 
> you can't. It seems that graft thing is, for now, only used to change
> your _own_ repository's history. Fetching from a "cautorized"
> repository is a risky job and you might have bad results.

It works for me (TM).

> It's going to change with the "shallow-clone" thing, but I don't know
> when it will come out...

There are many problems with "cautorized" repositories, some with the
current implementation, some more fundamental ones.  Such as what is
the cut-off criterium?  The MIPS git repository also contains the objects
of Linus's tree [1].  So a tag like linux-2.6.15 as the line for truncation
isn't working too well because I'll only truncate the Linux/MIPS history
but that'll still leave all of Linus's tree - well over 130,000 objects -
in the tree.

Anyway, I'm trying to maintain a homebrew shallow variant of the tree
for the time being until git provides a better instrument for the job.

  Ralf

[1] Not Linus's tags to avoid confusion.  They could easily be pulled from
    Linus tree into a separate branch.  Similar for Marcelo's 2.4 tree.

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