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Re: How to use filter-branch with --state-branch?

2018-03-08 10:40 GMT+01:00 Ian Campbell <ijc@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>:
> On Thu, 2018-03-08 at 10:25 +0100, Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason wrote:
> > > The first filter-branch call required 7168 steps, so did the second call...
> > > I also tried without the --prune option of remote update (I had to add
> > > --force to the second filter-branch), but nothing changed.
> You can see an example of the usage in:
>     https://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/devicetree/devicetree-rebasing.git/
> in the `scripts/` sub dir (flow is `cronjob` → `filter.sh` → `git
> filter-branch...`.
> I think the big difference is rather than `--all` you need to give it
> the `previous..now` range since that is the update you wish to do
> (first time around you just give it `now`).
> The devicetree-rebasing scripting arranges that by keeping the previous
> in a separate branch.
> Ian.

Thank you for your quick reply, Ian.

Just a couple of questions:

1. it seems to me it's not possible to process all the branches in one
go. Am I right?

2. Why do you have this line in filter.sh?
`rm -f .git/refs/original/refs/heads/${UPSTREAM_REWRITTEN}`

Thank you again,