* David Mansfield <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:

> Ingo Molnar wrote:
> >* Ingo Molnar <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> >
> >
> >>the patches contain all the existing metadata, dates, log messages and 
> >>revision history. (What i think is missing is the BK tree merge 
> >>information, but i'm not sure we want/need to convert them to GIT.)
> >
> >
> >author names are abbreviated, e.g. 'viro' instead of 
> >[EMAIL PROTECTED], and no committer information is 
> >included (albeit commiter ought to be Linus in most cases). These are 
> >limitations of the BK->CVS gateway i think.
> >
> Glad to hear cvsps made it through!  I'm curious what the manual 
> fixups required were, except for the binary file issue (logo.gif).

--cvs-direct was needed to speed it up from 'several days to finish' to 
'several hours to finish', but it crashed on a handful of patches [i 
used the latest devel snapshot so this isnt a complaint]. (one of the 
crashes was when generating 1860.patch.) Also, 'cvs rdiff' apparently 
emits an empty patch for diffs that remove a file that end without 
having a newline character - but this isnt cvsps's problem.  (grep for 
+++ in the patchset to find those cases.)

> As to the actual email addresses, for more recent patches, the 
> Signed-off should help.  For earlier ones, isn't their some script 
> which 'knows' a bunch of canonical author->email mappings? (the 
> shortlog script or something)?

yeah, that's not that much of a problem, most of the names are unique, 
and the rest can be fixed up too.

> Is the full committer email address actually in the changeset in BK?  
> If so, given that we have the unique id (immutable I believe) of the 
> changset, could it be extracted directly from BK?

i think it's included in BK.

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