"Burton, Ross" <ross.bur...@intel.com> writes:

> Why does git-bisect need to be ran from the top level of the working
> tree?  It sources git-sh-setup.sh which sets GIT_DIR, which
> git-bisect.sh then appears to consistently use.  Is there a reason for
> needing to be at the top-level, or is this an old and redundant
> message?

A wild guess.

Imagine if you start from a subdirectory foo/ but the directory did
not exist in the older part of the history of the project.  When
bisect needs to check out a revision that was older than the first
revision that introduced that subdirectory, what should happen?
Worse yet, if "foo" was a file in the older part of the history,
what should happen?
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