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authorIan Jackson <>2018-02-10 17:40:41 +0000
committerIan Jackson <>2018-06-16 12:25:49 +0100
commit6f9e94728e55a5d52120760e6451e9ba48648051 (patch)
treeb94a01fe868447ea2bf6d66036b754bde5159994 /NOTES.git-debrebase
parente30ef7e22058744d48aa1bfa507d7bac17e3ba89 (diff)
git-debrebase: decide: make few pseudomerges, and preserve them
Signed-off-by: Ian Jackson <>
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diff --git a/NOTES.git-debrebase b/NOTES.git-debrebase
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+++ b/NOTES.git-debrebase
@@ -176,6 +176,17 @@ so that the overall result will be series of pseudomerges.
So, pm handling specifics:
+strategy is to avoid making needless pseudomerges
+pseudomerges that exist will be preserved
+(by being included in will-overwrite)
+This is good because the presence of a pseudomerge means we know we
+want to keep it; and that allows explicit control over history detail
+It does mean we must avoid making the pseudomerges unnecessarily.
+They should be made just before (ideally, part of) dgit push.
1. git-debrebase [-i etc.]
@@ -192,10 +203,10 @@ So, pm handling specifics:
set will-overwrite to something which is ff from
all above branches
- either 1. one of them or, if there is no maximal one,
- 2. our tip
- ? optionally, according to config always take tip anyway
+ we use our tip, as discussed above
+ (optionally, can use some other commit which is ff
+ from all of the above, eg one of them)
2. git-debrebase stitch