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Re: [Gnu-arch-users] Sub-optimal ordering of rev-building in star-merge

From: Jan Hudec
Subject: Re: [Gnu-arch-users] Sub-optimal ordering of rev-building in star-merge
Date: Thu, 11 Mar 2004 17:18:34 +0100
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On Mon, Mar 08, 2004 at 22:42:06 -0500, Stefan Monnier wrote:
> I did a 
>   tla star-merge --three-way ...
> which was meant to apply the changes in a branch between patch 135 and 142.
> My revlib had rev 59 of that branch, so tla did:
> - Aha the latest is 142, so let's built that.
> - Aha the common ancestor is 135 so let's build that.
> Since the second came after the first, 142 was build from 59 by applying
> patches 60->142, while 135 was built from 59 as well by applying patch
> 60->135.
> Obviously, in this case the two steps should have been done in the
> opposite order.  This was with tla-1.2

They obviously can't. Just think of it.
(I wanted to post the very same bugreport, until I realized it won't work).

Well, actualy it could be possible to do it, however pretty tricky.
Hint: logs only mention new logs.

The backpatching logic should mostly solve it.

                                                 Jan 'Bulb' Hudec 

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