Currently git cherry determines whether a commit has been merged
upstream by calculating its patch-id and looking for that in the
upstream branch.  Is there any reason why it couldn't also look for
"(cherry picked from commit ...)" lines which are automatically added
by cherry-pick's -x switch?  This would combat the blind spot in
cherry's current approach concerning the case where the patch-id is
changed by the cherry-picking process (e.g. when the diff context

Most likely there would be good reasons to make such behaviour
optional (e.g. via git-config), but it seems like a waste for cherry
to complete ignore these lines which provide useful information.

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