[GIT PULL] ARM: arm-soc fixes for 3.8-rc

Olof Johansson olof at lixom.net
Tue Jan 8 22:13:05 EST 2013

On Tue, Jan 8, 2013 at 6:57 PM, Linus Torvalds
<torvalds at linux-foundation.org> wrote:
> On Tue, Jan 8, 2013 at 10:49 AM, Olof Johansson <olof at lixom.net> wrote:
>> A slightly larger delta than I'd ideally want by now, in part due to some
>> of the OMAP PM fixes that's adding a bit of code. I decided to include
>> it instead of push it to 3.9, but from here on out we'll be stricter.
> Ugh. Not only that, but:
>>   git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/arm/arm-soc.git fixes
> you have both a branch called "fixes" and a tag called "fixes".
> Ambiguous. And when you ask me to pull like the above, it actually
> picks the branch, not the tag.
> Don't do this. Either use the unambiguous name ("tags/fixes" rather
> than just "fixes") or don't push out branches and tags that have the
> same name.

I switched from the latter to the former a while back, and should
probably switch back. What happened in this case is that the tag
hadn't mirrored out from ra yet, so git request-pull fell back to the
branch name instead and I didn't notice. :(

A non-ambiguous name will still fall back to the branch name instead
of the (differently named) tag, but it'll be easier to catch when I
check the pull request contents before sending it.

Or maybe a better solution is to make git request-pull throw an error
if there is a local signed tag for the request, but none is found on
the server (or has different contents). I'll take a look at that.


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