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From: Theodore Ts'o <tytso@mit.edu>
To: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
Cc: James Morris <jmorris@namei.org>,
	Stephen Rothwell <sfr@canb.auug.org.au>,
	linux-next@vger.kernel.org,
	Linux Kernel Mailing List <linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org>,
	Git Mailing List <git@vger.kernel.org>,
	Junio C Hamano <gitster@pobox.com>
Subject: Re: linux-next: unneeded merge in the security tree
Date: Tue, 12 Mar 2013 17:20:27 -0400	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <20130312212027.GE14792@thunk.org> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <CA+55aFzFLDcN-1GKae6Xqrns59K1xOD_HPzuv2Lv1__fZpqFMw@mail.gmail.com>

What if we added the ability to do something like this:

[remote "origin"]
	url = git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux-2.6.git
	fetch = +refs/heads/master:refs/heads/master
	mergeoptions = --ff-only

This would be an analog to branch.<name>.mergeoptions, but it would
apply to the source of the pull request, instead of the destination.

That way, people who do a "git pull" from Linus's tree would get the
protection of --ff-only, while pulls from submaintainer trees would
automatically get a merge commit, which is what we want.

It doesn't handle the case of a submaintainer pulling from a
maintainer in a back-merge scenario, but that should be a pretty rare
case, so maybe that's OK.

      	     	       	   	- Ted

  parent reply	other threads:[~2013-03-12 21:20 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 12+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
     [not found] <20130312100950.e45ef0e721492ff0d5fd7c8d@canb.auug.org.au>
     [not found] ` <alpine.LRH.2.02.1303121510270.25612@tundra.namei.org>
     [not found]   ` <20130312041641.GE18595@thunk.org>
2013-03-12 17:13     ` Linus Torvalds
2013-03-12 17:51       ` Geert Uytterhoeven
2013-03-12 19:49       ` Junio C Hamano
2013-03-12 20:02         ` Junio C Hamano
2013-03-12 21:20       ` Theodore Ts'o [this message]
2013-03-12 21:28         ` Linus Torvalds
2013-03-12 21:47           ` Junio C Hamano
2013-03-12 21:54             ` Linus Torvalds
2013-03-12 22:00               ` Junio C Hamano
2013-03-13  2:30           ` Theodore Ts'o
2013-03-13  3:17             ` Junio C Hamano
2013-03-12 21:30         ` Junio C Hamano

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