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Re: [PATCH] rebase --abort: cleanup refs/rewritten




Hi Phillip,

On Fri, 26 Apr 2019, Phillip Wood wrote:

> From: Phillip Wood <phillip.wood@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>
> When `rebase -r` finishes it removes any refs under refs/rewritten
> that it has created. However if the rebase is aborted these refs are
> not removed. This can cause problems for future rebases. For example I
> recently wanted to merge a updated version of a topic branch into an
> integration branch so ran `rebase -ir` and removed the picks and label
> for the topic branch from the todo list so that
>     merge -C <old-merge> topic
> would pick up the new version of topic. Unfortunately
> refs/rewritten/topic already existed from a previous rebase that had
> been aborted so the rebase just used the old topic, not the new one.
>
> Signed-off-by: Phillip Wood <phillip.wood@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> ---

Makes a ton of sense, and I feel a bit embarrassed that I forgot about
that item on my TODO list. The patch looks obviously correct!

Thanks,
Dscho