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Re: RFC: Quick question on how --reintegrate merges should behave

From: David Glasser <glasser_at_davidglasser.net>
Date: Tue, 18 Nov 2008 09:18:54 -0800

On Tue, Nov 18, 2008 at 7:57 AM, Mark Phippard <markphip_at_gmail.com> wrote:
> On Tue, Nov 18, 2008 at 10:49 AM, Paul Burba <ptburba_at_gmail.com> wrote:
>> A quick question on how we'd prefer reintegrate merges to work:
>> ~~~~~
>>
>> Use Case 1:
>>
>> Copy 'trunk_at_1' to 'branch' in r2
>> Make a change to 'trunk' in r3
>> Make a change to 'branch' in r4
>> Update the 'trunk' WC to r4
>>
>> Then try to reintegrate 'branch' to 'trunk'. Should this:
>>
>> A) Fail and require that r3 be merged from 'trunk' to 'branch' before
>> reintegrate will work.
>>
>> or
>>
>> B) Merge the diff between 'trunk' and 'branch's youngest common
>> ancestor and 'branch_at_r4', i.e. TRUNK_URL_at_1 BRANCH_URL_at_4 to 'trunk'.
>>
>> The current behavior is 'B'. Note that there is the possibility of a
>> conflict between r3 and r4.
>>
>> ~~~~~
>>
>> Use Case 2:
>>
>> Copy 'trunk_at_1' to 'branch' in r2
>> Make a change to 'trunk' in r3
>> Update the 'trunk' WC to r3
>>
>> Then try to reintegrate 'branch' to 'trunk'. Should this:
>>
>> A) Fail and require that r3 be merged from 'trunk' to 'branch' before
>> reintegrate will work.
>>
>> or
>>
>> B) Fail with a message indicating that there is nothing to reintegrate
>> or
>>
>> C) Actually do the merge of TRUNK_URL_at_1 BRANCH_URL_at_3 to 'trunk'. This
>> is obviously a no-op diff, but mergeinfo of '/branch:2-3' would be set
>> on 'trunk'.
>>
>> The current behavior is 'C'.
>>
>> ~~~~~
>>
>> I think the current behavior in both use cases is correct and
>> consistent, but there are two merge tests that call into question what
>> the correct behavior is:
>
> I believe the current behaviors are correct and I know they were the
> intended behaviors. We should not require that the branch has
> received merges from trunk.
>
>
>> merge_tests.py 80 'merge --reintegrate on a never-updated branch' -
>> This is use case 1 and it expects behavior 'B'. Ok, no problem, that
>> is what we have today.
>>
>> merge_tests.py 85 'merge --reintegrate should fail on stale source' -
>> This is use case 2. The test expects behavior similar to 'A', that is
>> the reintegrate attempt should fail (we can ignore the specifics of
>> the error message for now), but what occurs is behavior 'C'.
>>
>> The merge_tests.py 85 test is currently marked as XFail. I think this
>> XFail is wrong and should simply be removed. Does anyone disagree or
>> have any concerns with the current behaviors in either of these use
>> cases?
>
> I agree with you that the current behavior is right.

What he said.

--dave

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