The state of the e1000e bug
Posted Oct 6, 2008 7:31 UTC (Mon) by jzbiciak
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Parent article: The state of the e1000e bug
I'm not a git user nor am I kernel developer, but this caught my eye:
[E]ven if this bug is fixed tomorrow, it will be present in most of the 2.6.27 history. Anybody bisecting the kernel in an attempt to track down an unrelated bug risks being bitten by a zombie version of the e1000e bug. There may be no way to deal with that threat other than the posting of some big warnings.
It seems like it would be useful to have a git bisect mode that allowed you to pin some changesets while otherwise warping you to the next kernel in a bisection sequence. In other words, you want to get "version XXX + plus these N changesets." That seems like it might be a generically useful facility. It also seems like it'd let people bisect to find other bugs while holding certain things in the present, such as e1000e.
Does git provide for such a thing?
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