[OpenWrt-Devel] [PATCH 0/4] atheros: switch to kernel 3.14

Sergey Ryazanov ryazanov.s.a at gmail.com
Thu Aug 7 09:27:40 EDT 2014

Hello Hans,

2014-08-07 14:30 GMT+04:00 Hans Ulli Kroll <ulli.kroll at googlemail.com>:
> On Tue, 5 Aug 2014, Sergey Ryazanov wrote:
>> 2014-08-05 0:59 GMT+04:00 Felix Fietkau <nbd at openwrt.org>:
>> > On 2014-08-04 22:40, Sergey Ryazanov wrote:
>> >> A humble request to the committers: use "svn cp" for patches and config file
>> >> in order to preserve the history of changes.
>> > I used git-svn, it has rename detection and handles this automatically.
>> >
>> Thanks a lot!
>> --
>> BR,
>> Sergey
> Hello
> I need some kind of a hint ...
> I'm currently working on getting kernel version 3.14 on ar71xx.
> Tests on Hornet UB are working quite well and on WNDR3700v2 too.
> So this patchset is almost reasdy to submit.
> But I will remain the history changes.
> "svn cp" will not work, because of a true git repo. -> git clone
> and "git-svn cp" is not available.
> Any leads ?
Git doesn't do copy tracking, but can do copy detect. More details here [1].

Many things depend on what do you mean when you say "remain the
history changes". If you need to see history inside git repository,
you could use "git log --follow <filename>". If you would like to
reduce patch size, you could use "git format-patch
--find-copies-harder". And as Felix said, git-svn automatically does a
rename detection when sends changes to svn repository, if you plan to
push your changes to svn repo.

1. http://stackoverflow.com/questions/1043388/record-file-copy-operation-with-git

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