Jens Lehmann <> writes:

> Am 25.07.2012 20:44, schrieb Junio C Hamano:
>> Stefan Zager <> writes:
>>> Currently, it will only do a checkout if the sha1 registered in the 
>>> containing
>>> repository doesn't match the HEAD of the submodule, regardless of whether 
>>> the
>>> submodule is dirty.  As discussed on the mailing list, the '--force' flag 
>>> is a
>>> strong indicator that the state of the submodule is suspect, and should be 
>>> reset
>>> to HEAD.
>>> Signed-off-by: Stefan Zager <>
>>> ---
>> Looks sensible (again -- see 
>> for the original discussion).  Can submodule folks Ack it?
> I like it. Still I'd vote for amending the documentation like the
> original thread proposed and would appreciate to have a test or two,
> but apart from that I have no objections.

Mind ping on missing follow-ups.
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