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From: Junio C Hamano <>
To: Philip Oakley <>
Cc: "Randall S. Becker" <>,
Subject: Re: Advise request on adding a new SSH variant
Date: Wed, 05 May 2021 09:49:18 +0900	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <xmqqlf8u57jl.fsf@gitster.g> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <> (Philip Oakley's message of "Tue, 4 May 2021 15:45:00 +0100")

Philip Oakley <> writes:

> I was also thinking that the lack of replies maybe links to the "Pain
> points in Git's patch flow" thread <> whereby
> it's all about the proposed patch, rather than thoughts about a
> potential patch.
> (Sort of like the philosophy of science [method] that ignores opinion,
> and demands evidence)

Actually, the initial message on this matter from Randall came in
the patch form <011e01d73dd0$ec141530$c43c3f90$>, so
if it were truly "it's all about the proposed patch, rather than
thoughts about a potential patch", it would have gained much more

Other than I didn't have time, the reason I didn't respond was that
the concept and notation used there were a bit too foreign to me to
decide from where to start asking questions.  It wasn't clear what
'$ZSSHX' meant (is it the value of an environment variable whose
name is ZSSHX, or is it literally a name with dollar in it and is
the issue being addressed that it is too cumbersome to quote it
properly in value of the GIT_SSH_COMMAND environment variable?) for
example.  And after reading the message you are responding to twice,
I do not quite get what problem we are trying to solve.  Especially

    No, it would be GIT_SSH_COMMAND='/G/system/zssh/sshoss -Z -Q -S
    $ZSSH0' and that does not work correctly in the current git code

in <012601d73ddf$3d0cf660$b726e320$> sounded like we
have a fairly clearly demonstratable problem (i.e. the handling of
the command line given via GIT_SSH_COMMAND is somehow broken). The
details of "does not work correctly in the current code base" is not
yet disclosed but it sounded like it would be possible to tease it
out and solve the issue in a more direct way.  But yet the solution
presented in the three-patch series looked like it was sidestepping
the entire issue and adding a special case for NonStop without
having to touch GIT_SSH_COMMAND at all (presumably leaving it still

  parent reply	other threads:[~2021-05-05  0:49 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 6+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2021-04-26 15:08 Advise request on adding a new SSH variant Randall S. Becker
2021-05-04 14:45 ` Philip Oakley
2021-05-04 15:25   ` Randall S. Becker
2021-05-05  0:49   ` Junio C Hamano [this message]
2021-05-05  2:04     ` Randall S. Becker
2021-05-05 10:49     ` Philip Oakley

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