On Thursday, May 14, 2015 at 7:07:06 PM UTC+2, Pawel Por wrote:
> Hi,
> At the beginning I'm sorry if this post is completely unrelated to this 
> mailing list.
> I'm trying to find the base linux kernel version from which a patch has 
> been created and posted to LKML.
> Most patches contain the index line. Is it the well known git index 
> (staging area) ?
> Can I use the index to find the exact kernel version from which a patch 
> was created.
> Please look at an example patch sent to LKML:
> https://lkml.org/lkml/2015/5/14/497
> It contains the following index line:
> index 8dd1e55..9b0c81e 100644
> I tried to find it using "git log" but I couldn't.
I'm guessing those are object blobs, which don't really appear in the 
normal git log.

Try doing a git show 9b0c81e to see if that blob exists in your repository 
at all. If it does, you can see which commit(s) point to it. More hints 
here: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/223678/which-commit-has-this-blob

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