Am 11/6/2012 7:56, schrieb Eric Miao:
> On Tue, Nov 6, 2012 at 2:39 PM, Johannes Sixt <> wrote:
>> Am 11/6/2012 1:58, schrieb Eric Miao:
>>> E.g. when we merged a series of patches:
>>>   [PATCH 00/08]
>>>   [PATCH 01/08]
>>>   ...
>>>   [PATCH 08/08]
>>> How do we know this whole series after merged when only one of these
>>> commits are known?
>> You can use git name-rev. For example:
>> $ git name-rev 9284bdae3
>> 9284bdae3 remotes/origin/pu~2^2~7
>> This tell you that the series was merged two commits before origin/pu, and
>> then it is the 7th from the tip of the series. Now you can
>> $ git log origin/pu~2^..origin/pu~2^2
>> to see the whole series.
> I'm just curious how this is implemented in git, are we keeping the info
> of the series that's applied in a whole?

If the maintainer did his job well, then everything that you had in [PATCH
01/08] ... [PATCH 08/08] is in the commits of the series, and [PATCH
00/08] (the cover letter) is in the commit that merged the series.

Anything else that I didn't mention but you consider as "the info of the

> But this still looks like be inferred basing on a branch head, and I'm
> afraid this may not be applicable in every case.

What's the problem? That it's inferred? Or that it needs a branch head?

-- Hannes
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