Hi Vicky,

have you added your modified files to "changes to be commited" state? What
is the output of "git status" command?


William Seiti Mizuta
@williammizuta
Caelum | Ensino e Inovação
www.caelum.com.br


On Tue, Oct 22, 2013 at 1:01 PM, Vicki Kozel <vickiko...@gmail.com> wrote:

> Hello,
> we are using Git and Gerrit stack; since Gerrit is good about keeping
> track of an individual commits(changes), when a commit breaks CI, Gerrit a)
> prevents the change to be merged into master b)provides a patch branch a
> developer can checkout and amend the broken commit.
>
> I got into the situation when I made a change "A" that broke that build,
> so gerrit never merged the change into a master. I then checked out a patch
> with my change in it on top of history and reverted my change "A" to look
> like it looked before (and equivalent to a current master). "git status"
> tells me that I do have a modified file in my branch. But "git commit"
> tells me that my commit is empty.
>
> Is this because the SHA1 of the fixed file on my branch and SHA1 of the
> same file on the master are identical? To fix the situation I just add an
> empty line to a reverted file, to make it look a little different from
> master, and then git does not complain about an empty commit. What is the
> right practice in a situation like this?
>
> Thank you.
> Vicki
>
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