On Mon, Mar 31, 2014 at 12:54:46PM -0700, Junio C Hamano wrote:
> "Michael S. Tsirkin" <m...@redhat.com> writes:
> > The hash used is mostly an internal implementation detail, isn't it?
> Yes, but that does not mean we can break people who keep an external
> database indexed with the patch-id by changing the default under
> them, and "they can give --unstable option to work it around" is a
> workaround, not a fix.  Without this change, they did not have to do
> anything.
> I would imagine that most of these people will be using the plain
> vanilla "git show" output without any ordering or hunk splitting
> when coming up with such a key.  A possible way forward to allow the
> configuration that corresponds to "-O<orderfile>" while not breaking
> the existing users could be to make the "patch-id --stable" kick in
> automatically (of course, do this only when the user did not give
> the "--unstable" command line option to override) when we see the
> orderfile configuration in the repository, or when we see that the
> incoming patch looks like reordered (e.g. has multiple "diff --git"
> header lines that refer to the same path,

This would require us to track affected files in memory.

> or the set of files
> mentioned by the "diff --git" lines are not in ascending order),
> perhaps?

I hope a patch-id configuration flag plus maybe checking the orderfile if not
specified together should be good enough.

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