> Counsel: Was your repo a replica of the official tree?
> Witness 1: No.
Perjury is generally frowned upon... I do *not* think that "preferred form" argument would fly, since the general practice is what it is, but your "defence" is a load of horse manure. Anybody who starts a tree by importing a tarball instead of doing git clone is an idiot; "too large and unwieldy" being what, ~500Mb for full history? _And_ that's ~500Mb that only has to be present in a local clone of mainline tree; setting alternates to point to it eliminates that from yours, so unless you seriously propose a workflow that consists of git show or git format-patch on another box + mail or scp to the box where you work on your tree for each backport... *shudder*
In any case, I don't think that "RH kernel team does not consist of hopeless idiots" can be considered confidential information, so... No, rhel6 kernel git tree is *not* set up in such a cretinous way.