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From: "Shawn O. Pearce" <>
To: Erez Zadok <>
Subject: Re: very slow cherry-pick'ing (old-2.6-bkcvs tree)
Date: Fri, 7 Sep 2007 00:42:23 -0400	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <>

Erez Zadok <> wrote:
> Our group maintains Unionfs on the latest -rc kernel, but we also maintain
> several backports going all the way to 2.6.9.  Once we complete the
> development and testing of a feature/fix in -latest, we cherry-pick those
> commits to older backports, and test those.  When I cherry-pick from -latest
> to my 2.6.{22,21,20,19,18} repositories, it works reasonably fast.  But when
> I cherry-pick to my 2.6.9 tree, it runs about 20 times slower!  Why?  Is
> there anything I can do to inspect what's going on and perhaps speed up the
> cherry-picking process?

I'm guessing its due to rename detection.

git-cherry-pick is implemented in terms of git-merge-recursive,
which always does rename detection when files are deleted or added.
This can take some considerable time if there's a lot of files that
have been added/deleted.

What would probably be faster would be to dump the patches in
question using git-format-patch and then apply them using git-am.
This bypasses the rename detection as it is using strictly a diff
and an apply.


  reply	other threads:[~2007-09-07  4:42 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 3+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2007-09-06 23:51 Erez Zadok
2007-09-07  4:42 ` Shawn O. Pearce [this message]
2007-09-07  7:27 ` Johannes Sixt

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