In particular, the final test ('flags and then non flags') fails
intermittently, depending on how much time elapsed between the
invocations of "git commit-tree" when creating the commits which
later have their commit id's compared. For example, if the commits
for childid-3 and childid-4 are created 1 or more seconds apart,
then the commits, which would otherwise be identical, will have
different commit id's.

In order to make the test reproducible, we remove the variability
by setting the author and committer times to a well defined state.
We accomplish this with a single call to 'test_tick' at the start
of the test.

Signed-off-by: Ramsay Jones <>
 t/ | 1 +
 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+)

diff --git a/t/ b/t/
index a3b7723..f8457f9 100755
--- a/t/
+++ b/t/
@@ -47,6 +47,7 @@ test_expect_success \
 test_expect_success 'flags and then non flags' '
+       test_tick &&
        echo comment text |
        git commit-tree $(cat treeid) >commitid &&
        echo comment text |

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