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From: Junio C Hamano <gitster@pobox.com>
To: "Robert P. J. Day" <rpjday@crashcourse.ca>
Cc: Git Mailing list <git@vger.kernel.org>
Subject: Re: totally confused as to what "git bisect skip" is supposed to do
Date: Fri, 09 Feb 2018 11:43:38 -0800
Message-ID: <xmqqo9kyvthx.fsf@gitster-ct.c.googlers.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <alpine.LFD.2.21.1802091431360.10982@localhost.localdomain>

"Robert P. J. Day" <rpjday@crashcourse.ca> writes:

>   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?

Are you really "skipping" a chunk in the interval?

I thought that "git bisect skip" is a way for you to respond, when
"git bisect" gave you a commit to test, saying "sorry, I cannot test
that exact version, please offer me something else to test".  And
each time you say that, you are not narrowing the search space in
any way, so it is understandable that the numver of candidate bad
commits will not decrease.



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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
2018-02-09 19:43 ` Junio C Hamano [this message]
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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