|| ||"yoann padioleau" <email@example.com>|
|| ||Full git history of Linux|
|| ||Fri, 6 Jun 2008 10:50:48 -0500|
If anyone is interested, I have put on my website a git repository
containing the full history of Linux, from 0.01 to now.
It's built from 3 other git repositories:
- the one from Dave Jones from 0.01 to 2.4.0,
- the one from tglx from 2.4.0 to 2.6.12,
- the one from Linus Torvalds from 2.6.12 to now.
I used the "graft" feature of git (thanks to Junio and people
on #git for the tip) to link them together. I also modified
(via a git-filter-branch) the dates of some commits as for
instance all commits from the Dave Jones's repo had the
same date (23 Nov 2007). For this I mainly used the timestamp info
of files on kernel.org. The script and info I used are also
available on my website.
Note that because I used the graft feature, this repo is
really just a superset of the one from Torvalds so you can
pull as you would do with the Torvalds repo to get the
latest Linux version.
The reason why I built this repo is that I wanted to study
the history of source code comments in Linux and git annotate
could answer most of my questions automatically. For instance
I wanted to know what comments were written before 1995 that are
still present unmodified in the current Linux version.
But for git annotate to work I needed a git repo with the
full history of Linux. Other people may find my repo useful for other
 full git repo:
Then untar it and do a git checkout -f to populate it
 script to build the git repo from scratch:
Then untar it; make; ./make-full-kernel-history full
Note: you will need to install OCaml first.
PS: Is there a way to put it on kernel.org?
PS2: Some commits have only an approximate date. It was good
enough for what I wanted. If you want more precise date, tell
me, the script is easy to modify.