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Re: [PATCH V2 00/13] xfs: remove the xfssyncd mess

To: Dave Chinner <david@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: [PATCH V2 00/13] xfs: remove the xfssyncd mess
From: Markus Trippelsdorf <markus@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 31 Aug 2012 08:18:25 +0200
Cc: xfs@xxxxxxxxxxx
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On 2012.08.31 at 08:51 +1000, Dave Chinner wrote:
> On Thu, Aug 30, 2012 at 02:15:16PM +0200, Markus Trippelsdorf wrote:
> > On 2012.08.30 at 22:00 +1000, Dave Chinner wrote:
> > > Version 2 of the patchset I described here:
> > > 
> > > http://oss.sgi.com/archives/xfs/2012-06/msg00064.html
> > > 
> > > This version has run through xfstests completely once, so it's
> > > less likely to let smoke out....
> > 
> > Is there a publicly accessible git tree available where one could pull
> > from? (This would be way easier than saving and hand-applying 13
> > patches.)
> No.
> Instead, save all the patches to a single mbox format file, then run:
> $ git checkout -b umount-fix-test
> $ git am <mbox file>
> And it will apply all the patches as separate commits to the
> umount-fix-test branch. This is how I take patch sets from my inbox
> to git. You can build and testing them from there.

Yeah. That works if you're using mbox format files. But if you're are a
Maildir user like myself you're basically screwed, because 
 $ git am <Maildir> 
expects the Maildir to be *sorted* and because mails normally don't
arrive in the right order, git-am will therefore try to apply the
patches in the wrong order. (Maybe this should be reported to the git

So if there are mutt users out there who use "mbox_type=Maildir" and
know how to save a thread to a single mbox file, then please let me


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