On Sun, Sep 30, 2012 at 03:10:48PM -0700, Linus Torvalds wrote:
> This code goes all the way back to March of 2007, in commit 87ab79923463
> ("builtin-mailinfo.c infrastrcture changes"), and apparently Don used to
> pass random mbox contents to git. However, the pre-decode vs post-decode
> logic really shouldn't matter even for that case, and more importantly, "I
> fed git am crap" is not a valid reason to break *real* patch attachments.
> If somebody really cares, and determines that some attachment is binary
> data (by looking at the data, not the MIME-type), the whole attachment
> should be dismissed, rather than fed in random-sized chunks to
Heh. Years ago when I tried using git as a patch-control-management
system instead of a traditional SCM, I fed my custom git-am script an
internal kernel-mail-archives list to help process the meta data for
patches (acks, nacks, needinfo, bugzillas, etc). It served its purpose
until we switched to a fork'd copy of patch-work.
So I haven't done 'insane' stuff in years. :-) I'm sure this patch is
right, but it doesn't affect me anymore.
Sorry for any problems that arose..
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