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From: "Robert P. J. Day" <>
To: Git Mailing list <>
Subject: totally confused as to what "git bisect skip" is supposed to do
Date: Fri, 9 Feb 2018 14:36:28 -0500 (EST)
Message-ID: <alpine.LFD.2.21.1802091431360.10982@localhost.localdomain> (raw)

  all right, i'm sure i'm just being an idiot, but i always thought i
knew what "git bisect skip" did and, now that i'm trying to put
together a simple example, i'm utterly confused so here's a stripped
down example.

  with linus kernel source code, start bisecting [v4.13,v4.14]:

$ git bisect start v4.14 v4.13
Bisecting: 7300 revisions left to test after this (roughly 13 steps)
[15d8ffc96464f6571ecf22043c45fad659f11bdd] Merge tag 'mmc-v4.14' of

  now, based on how linux kernel release candidates work, i want to
skip a sizable chunk of those revisions:

$ git bisect skip v4.14-rc1..v4.14-rc2
Bisecting: 7300 revisions left to test after this (roughly 13 steps)
[15d8ffc96464f6571ecf22043c45fad659f11bdd] Merge tag 'mmc-v4.14' of

  i'm confused ... why, after skipping a good chunk in the interval
[v4.13,v4.14], do i still have exactly 7300 revisions to bisect? what
am i so hopelessly misunderstanding here?


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Thread overview: 8+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2018-02-09 19:36 Robert P. J. Day [this message]
2018-02-09 19:43 ` Junio C Hamano
2018-02-09 19:51   ` Robert P. J. Day
2018-02-12 10:44   ` Robert P. J. Day
2018-02-12 16:21     ` Christian Couder
2018-02-13 12:28       ` Robert P. J. Day
2018-02-13 12:59         ` Christian Couder
2018-02-13 13:10           ` Robert P. J. Day

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