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Re: git and tags...

To: Franck <>
Subject: Re: git and tags...
From: Ralf Baechle <>
Date: Tue, 8 Nov 2005 18:45:21 +0000
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On Tue, Nov 08, 2005 at 06:25:06PM +0100, Franck wrote:

> OK, so tags have been renamed into "linux-2.6.x". Why not using the
> same mainline name convention (v2.6.x) ?

The same reason that some people like blue and others prefer green ;-)

> I have another question (which is the first one in my previous email),
> how can I make my working tree a kernel version 2.6.9 for example ?

git-read-tree $(cat .git/refs/tags/linux-2.6.9)
git-checkout-index -f -a -u -q

> And the last question related to mips git repository, why does kernel
> v2.2, v2.4, v2.6 are in the same repository ? Why not seperate
> different major version of the kernel in a seperate repository ?

The extra space consumption for all these historic versions in a
compressed git repository is extremly little.


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