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From: Junio C Hamano <>
To: Stefan Beller <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] submodule: correct error message for missing commits.
Date: Wed, 27 Sep 2017 09:52:48 +0900
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Stefan Beller <> writes:

> When a submodule diff should be displayed we currently just add the
> submodule objects to the main object store and then e.g. walk the
> revision graph and create a summary for that submodule.
> It is possible that we are missing the submodule either completely or
> partially, which we currently differentiate with different error messages
> depending on whether (1) the whole submodule object store is missing or
> (2) just the needed for this particular diff. (1) is reported as
> "not initialized", and (2) is reported as "commits not present".
> If a submodule is deinit'ed its repository data is still around inside
> the superproject, such that the diff can still be produced. In that way
> the error message (1) is misleading as we can have a diff despite the
> submodule being not initialized.
> Downgrade the error message (1) to be the same as (2) and just say
> the commits are not present, as that is the true reason why the diff
> cannot be shown.
> Signed-off-by: Stefan Beller <>
> ---

Sounds good.  Thanks for working on it.

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Thread overview: 7+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2017-07-26 20:08 Stefan Beller
2017-07-26 20:30 ` Junio C Hamano
2017-07-26 20:56   ` Stefan Beller
2017-07-26 21:10     ` Junio C Hamano
2017-09-26 18:27 Stefan Beller
2017-09-26 23:37 ` Jacob Keller
2017-09-27  0:52 ` Junio C Hamano [this message]

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