Re: [GIT PULL REQUEST] watchdog - v3.1-rc7 - Fixes

From: Linus Torvalds
Date: Thu Dec 29 2011 - 20:35:17 EST

On Tue, Dec 27, 2011 at 11:44 AM, Wim Van Sebroeck <wim@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Hi Linus,
> Please pull from 'master' branch of
>        git://
> This will update the following files:

You have done something absolutely horrible with that git repository.

The default HEAD does not actually point to the master branch, so the
thing you asked me to pull
("git://" without any branch
name) does not actually result in what you claimed it would result in.

It looks like HEAD points to "linux-next".

Sure, the above is technically a valid git repository, but (a) it's
crazy and (b) if you really want to do that, then you had better
actually mention the branch explicitly in the pull line too, ie

Please pull ..

git:// master

so that when I cut-and-paste, I actually get the right branch.

As it is, it's just horribly confusing.

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