Johan Herland <jo...@herland.net> writes:
>> There is only one right solution. If a useful function is buried in
>> builtin/*.o as a historical accident (i.e. it started its life as a
>> helper for that particular command, and nobody else used it from
>> outside so far) and that makes it impossible to use the function
>> from outside builtin/*.o, refactor the function and its callers and
>> move it to libgit.a.
> Here goes...
With these three patches, if you apply the following skeleton patch
(lifted from $gmane/226851 and adjusted minimally to the change
these patches introduce), we can see that the link breakage Felipe
observed in the message:
Felipe Contreras <felipe.contre...@gmail.com> writes in $gmane/226851:
> What happens?
> libgit.a(sequencer.o): In function `copy_notes':
> /home/felipec/dev/git/sequencer.c:110: undefined reference to
> /home/felipec/dev/git/sequencer.c:114: undefined reference to
> It is not the first time, nor the last that top-level code needs
> builtin code, and the solution is easy; organize the code.
And as I already said, the above is correct. The problem and the
general approach to solve it correctly were identified in the
But what followed was a nonsense, which ended up wastign everybody's
> ... Alas, this
> simple solution reject on the basis that we shouldn't organize the
> code, because the code is not meant to be organized.
The proposed patch was rejected on the basis that it was organized
the code in a wrong way. And your patch shows how it should be
Thanks for doing it right.
-- skeleton patch --
sequencer.c | 14 ++++++++++++++
1 file changed, 14 insertions(+)
diff --git a/sequencer.c b/sequencer.c
index ab6f8a7..4281466 100644
@@ -14,6 +14,7 @@
#define GIT_REFLOG_ACTION "GIT_REFLOG_ACTION"
@@ -979,6 +980,17 @@ static void save_opts(struct replay_opts *opts)
+static void copy_notes(const char *name, const char *msg)
+ struct notes_rewrite_cfg *cfg;
+ cfg = init_copy_notes_for_rewrite(name);
+ if (!cfg)
+ finish_copy_notes_for_rewrite(cfg, msg);
static int pick_commits(struct commit_list *todo_list, struct replay_opts
struct commit_list *cur;
@@ -997,6 +1009,8 @@ static int pick_commits(struct commit_list *todo_list,
struct replay_opts *opts)
+ copy_notes("cherry-pick", "notes copied by cherry-pick");
* Sequence of picks finished successfully; cleanup by
* removing the .git/sequencer directory
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