svn commit: r198745 - in stable/8: etc sys sys/amd64/include/xen sys/cddl/contrib/opensolaris sys/contrib/dev/acpica sys/contrib/pf sys/dev/syscons sys/dev/xen/xenpci sys/kern sys/sys usr.sbin/jail

Robert Watson rwatson at
Sun Nov 1 16:41:07 UTC 2009

On Sun, 1 Nov 2009, Ed Schouten wrote:

> * Robert Watson <rwatson at> wrote:
>> Is there some relationship between the various changesets merged together 
>> here?  One nice thing about grouping merged changesets in some way is that 
>> it makes backing them out more sensible if there's a problem (since you 
>> just revert the whole changeset, etc).
> Well, it initially happened like this, because I wanted to merge back 
> multiple changes back to releng/8 with re@'s approval. re@ required diff 
> files to include commit messages and proper mergeinfo.
> Because I can't think of a way to prepare a larger set of patches that 
> include proper mergeinfo without constantly reverting back and forth or 
> keeping track of multiple 1.2 GB checkouts, I eventually just decided to 
> create a bigger patch, so it was more an exception than a routine.
> Reverting patches shouldn't be a problem, because I could always just svn 
> merge -c -123456 to revert individual commits.

I had more in mind that instructions to locally roll back particular 
changesets to users will have weird side effects that they didn't have before.


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