On 11/14/2013 01:37 PM, Jeff King wrote:
> On Thu, Nov 14, 2013 at 08:56:07AM +0100, Thomas Rast wrote:
>>> Whatever it was that happened to a hundred or more repos on the Jenkins
>>> project seems to be stirring up this debate in some circles.
>> Making us so curious ... and then you just leave us hanging there ;-)
Oh my apologies; I missed the URL!! (But Peff supplied it before I saw
>> Any pointers to this debate?
> I do not know about any particular debate in git circles, but I assume
> Sitaram is referring to this incident:
> in which a Jenkins dev force-pushed and rewound history on 150 different
> repos. In this case the reflog made rollback easy, but if he had pushed
> a deletion, it would be harder.
I don't know if they had a reflog on the server side; they used
client-side reflogs if I understood correctly.
I'm talking about server side (bare repo), assuming the site has
And I'll explain the "some circles" part as "something on LinkedIn". To
be honest there's been a fair bit of FUDding by CVCS types there so I
stopped looking at the posts, but I get the subject lines by email and I
saw one that said "Git History Protection - if we needed proof..." or
something like that.
I admit I didn't check to see if a debate actually followed that post
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