Service disruption: git converter currently down

Sean Chittenden sean at
Mon Sep 23 17:51:54 UTC 2019

> Please note however, that more "garbage" metadata escaped from SVN into
> github, meaning 3rd parties have a hard time re-running the conversion and
> making sure that it matches SVN down to the metadata (i.e. timestamps).
> Eventually, this will have to be re-rolled and a new "master" branch will
> be force-pushed into github. There's no timeline for this yet.

Wait, what?  Can you elaborate?

Discussion of a force-push to github has occurred a few times and been
explicitly ruled out because most of our corporate citizens use github to
integrate changes from FreeBSD.  Rerolling master was universally rejected
when we socialized wanting to do this due to the level of disruption this
would cause.  The feedback was that this would be a high-cost, low-value
operation.  In the tradeoffs of purity vs pragmatism, pragmatism wins every
time (that is the FreeBSD way).


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