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[Gnu-arch-users] Re: [REJECT: merge-robertc-2] odd cachedrev/mirror chan

From: Robert Collins
Subject: [Gnu-arch-users] Re: [REJECT: merge-robertc-2] odd cachedrev/mirror change
Date: Thu, 06 May 2004 09:50:52 +1000

On Thu, 2004-05-06 at 09:44, Tom Lord wrote:
>     > From: Robert Collins <address@hidden>
>     > > Could you please write a quick explanation rather than having me try
>     > > to reverse engineer it?
>     > 'tla archive-mirror archive revision' now special cases handling of
>     > cacherevs, and syncronises the source state to the mirror - adding or
>     > removing as needed.
>     > This is one solution to 'how do I get a good cacherev of revision X'
>     > onto my mirror AFTER the revision itself is there, without any bogosity
>     > like checking this on /every revision/.
> That's what I gathered.   It seems rather random.   It's surprising to
> see this special case behavior.   Assuming I wanted to sink with a
> mirror source at all, I don't see any good reason to do it revision by
> revision.   Assuming that a mirror source was in a different cachedrev
> state that I wanted to emulate, copying from the mirror state isn't
> obviously the right way to do it.

Suggestions welcome. This code works for me :}. Syncing an entire mirror
(or even version) is much more expensive, and the general case of 'push
new changesets' shouldn't have to review every revision IMO. 


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