On Mon, Nov 26, 2012 at 5:03 AM, Junio C Hamano <gits...@pobox.com> wrote:
> Antoine Pelisse <apeli...@gmail.com> writes:
>> fast-export can fail because of some pruned-reference when importing a
>> mark file.
>> The problem happens in the following scenario:
>>     $ git fast-export --export-marks=MARKS master
>>     (rewrite master)
>>     $ git prune
>>     $ git fast-export --import-marks=MARKS master
>> This might fail if some references have been removed by prune
>> because some marks will refer to non-existing commits.
>> Let's warn when we have a mark for a commit we don't know.
>> Also, increment the last_idnum before, so we don't override
>> the mark.
> Is this a safe and sane thing to do, and if so why?  Could you
> describe that in the log message here?

Why would fast-export try to export something that was pruned? Doesn't
that mean it wasn't reachable?

Essentially, if 'git rev-list $foo' can't possibly export this pruned
object, why would 'git fast-export $foo' would?


Felipe Contreras
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