On Sun, May 18, 2014 at 5:17 PM, Michael S. Tsirkin <m...@redhat.com> wrote:
> document ack! behaviour and use
> Signed-off-by: Michael S. Tsirkin <m...@redhat.com>
> Documentation/git-rebase.txt | 45
> 1 file changed, 40 insertions(+), 5 deletions(-)
> diff --git a/Documentation/git-rebase.txt b/Documentation/git-rebase.txt
> index 2a93c64..c27aef4 100644
> --- a/Documentation/git-rebase.txt
> +++ b/Documentation/git-rebase.txt
> @@ -384,7 +384,7 @@ or by giving more than one `--exec`:
> If `--autosquash` is used, "exec" lines will not be appended for
> the intermediate commits, and will only appear at the end of each
> -squash/fixup series.
> +squash/fixup/ack series.
> Rebase all commits reachable from <branch>, instead of
> @@ -398,13 +398,13 @@ squash/fixup series.
> - When the commit log message begins with "squash! ..." (or
> - "fixup! ..."), and there is a commit whose title begins with
> + When the commit log message begins with "squash! ..." ("fixup! ..."
> + or "ack! ..."), and there is a commit whose title begins with
> the same ..., automatically modify the todo list of rebase -i
> so that the commit marked for squashing comes right after the
> commit to be modified, and change the action of the moved
> - commit from `pick` to `squash` (or `fixup`). Ignores subsequent
> - "fixup! " or "squash! " after the first, in case you referred to an
> + commit from `pick` to `squash` (`fixup` or `ack`). Ignores subsequent
> + "ack! ", "fixup! " or "squash! " after the first, in case you
> referred to an
> earlier fixup/squash with `git commit --fixup/--squash`.
> This option is only valid when the '--interactive' option is used.
> @@ -624,6 +624,41 @@ consistent (they compile, pass the testsuite, etc.) you
> should use
> 'git stash' to stash away the not-yet-committed changes
> after each commit, test, and amend the commit if fixes are necessary.
> +RECORDING ACKS
> +Interactive mode with --autosquash can be used to concatenate
> +commit log for several commits, which is useful to record
> +extra information about the commit, such as ack signatures.
> +This allows, for example, the following workflow:
> +1. receive patches by mail and commit
> +2. receive by mail ack signatures for the patches
> +3. prepare a series for submission
> +4. submit
> +where point 2. consists of several instances of
> + i) create a (possibly empty) commit with signature
> + in the commit message
> +Sometimes the ack signature added in i. cannot be amended to the
> +commit it acks, because that commit is buried deeply in a
> +patch series. That is exactly what rebase --autosquash
> +option is for: use it
> +after plenty of "i"s, to automaticlly rearrange
> +commits, and squashing multiple sign-off commits into
> +the commit that is signed.
> +Start it with the last commit you want to retain as-is:
> + git rebase --autosquash -i <after-this-commit>
> +An editor will be fired up with all the commits in your current branch
> +which come after the given commit. Ack commits will be
> +re-arranged to come after the commit that is acked,
> +and the action will be utomticlly changed from `pick` to `ack`
> +to cause them to be squashed into the acked commit.
> RECOVERING FROM UPSTREAM REBASE
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