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Re: disabling sha1dc unaligned access, was Re: One failed self test on Fedora 29




On Tue, Mar 12, 2019 at 04:27:57PM +0900, Junio C Hamano wrote:

> Jeff King <peff@xxxxxxxx> writes:
> 
> > The problem to me is not that the steps that a developer has to do, but
> > rather that we are dependent on the upstream project to make a simple
> > fix (which they may not agree to do, or may take a long time to do).
> 
> Yeah.  In practice, I think the recommended way to work for a
> depending project like us is to keep a fork in a separate repository
> we control of the submodule project, and allow our fork to be
> slightly ahead of the upstream while feeding our change to them.

Reading Thomas's email again, that might actually have been what he was
recommending. If so, sorry for the confusion. And I agree that's a valid
solution.

That said, I do wonder at some point if there's a huge value in using a
submodule at that point. I think there is if the dependent project is
large (and if it's optional, and some people might not need it). But in
this case, it is not a big deal to just carry the sha1dc code in-tree.

-Peff