Re: GIT question - am I doing it correctly?

From: Michal Hocko
Date: Fri Jan 07 2011 - 04:19:21 EST

On Thu 06-01-11 18:04:17, Piotr Hosowicz wrote:
> On 03.01.2011 14:48, Michal Hocko wrote:
> >On Wed 29-12-10 17:23:02, Piotr Hosowicz wrote:
> >>Hello,
> >
> >Hi,
> >
> >>
> >>Everytime I git pull tyhe Linus' sources but before I build I apply
> >>Peter Zijlstra's fixes, Takashi Iwai's sources and Dave Miller's
> >>sources. The sequence is:
> >>
> >># the Linus' sources
> >>git pull
> >>
> >># external sources
> >>git remote add some_name git://some_URL.git
> >>
> >># update
> >>git remote update
> >>
> >>Then configure and I build. I noticed that especially Peter's
> >>git-update very quickly, not as long as they did before.
> >>
> >>Is my procedure correct? I am new to GIT.
> >
> >What do you want to achieve?
> I would like to have everything from Linus tree + additions from
> mmotm for example.

Andrew maintains mmotm as a quilt tree AFAIK, though there is some
initiative to have also a git tree which mirrors it
( Btw. mmotm contains Linus tree (from
certain point of time).

Anyway, you can add what-ever git tree as a new remote. This basically
means that you can fetch commits from that tree into your local git
"database" and checkout out any of them as a branch (please note that if
the remote shares commits with your trees then you commit just the
additional ones).

If you add a remote it doesn't mean that you stack that tree on top of
the original one. It is all just about commits which have their parents
so they form a history (very roughtly). You will find more about remotes

> Regards,
> Piotr Hosowicz
> --
> Z cyklu "Uroki demokracji", czyli pytania i odpowiedzi w teledurniejach:
> - Jak d?ugo trwa?a wojna sze?ciodniowa mi?dzy Izraelem a Egiptem?
> - (po d?u?szym namy?le): Czterna?cie dni.
> NP: Peter Green Splinter Group - Big Change Is Gonna Come
> NB: 2.6.37

Michal Hocko
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