On Fri, Aug 11, 2006 at 02:31:49PM -0700, Kaz Kylheku wrote:
> Is there any document that makes the linux-mips configuration management
> structure more obvious?
There is http://www.linux-mips.org/wiki/Git. If that doesn't answer
your questions, let me know what you're missing and if I find the time
I'll add it. Or just add it yourself to the wiki.
> I see that the 2.6.16 and 2.6.17 lines are in fact parallel branches, so
> that 18.104.22.168 is newer than 2.6.17.
> If something is broken in 2.6.17 but isn't in 22.214.171.124, what's the best
> way to find it?
You can use git bisect to do that on a clean that is unmodified tree:
$ git bisect start
$ git bisect bad linux-2.6.17
$ git bisect good linux-126.96.36.199
git will then checkout a tree that is about in the middle between the
good and bad version. Build and test it, then either tell git
$ git bisect good
$ git bisect bad
depending on the outcome of your test. Continue you've shurnk the
interval to a single version which is when git will tell you which
commit broke things.
Once you're finished you tell git to cleanup the tree from all the
$ git bisect reset
> Just compare 188.8.131.52 to the closest parallel 2.6.17.x to see what the
> differences are?
git bisect is handy for finding a change even for relative beginners,
while starring at a diff is often much faster. You can get a diff
between two tagged versions in git like:
$ git diff linux-184.108.40.206..linux-2.6.17