Theodore Ts'o <> writes:

> What if we added the ability to do something like this:
> [remote "origin"]
>       url = 
> git://
>       fetch = +refs/heads/master:refs/heads/master
>       mergeoptions = --ff-only
> This would be an analog to branch.<name>.mergeoptions, but it would
> apply to the source of the pull request, instead of the destination.
> That way, people who do a "git pull" from Linus's tree would get the
> protection of --ff-only, while pulls from submaintainer trees would
> automatically get a merge commit, which is what we want.
> It doesn't handle the case of a submaintainer pulling from a
> maintainer in a back-merge scenario, but that should be a pretty rare
> case, so maybe that's OK.

Is there an escape hatch for that rare case?  IOW, how does a
submaintainer who configured the above to override --ff-only?

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