Re: [GIT PULL] KVM fixes for v4.12-rc2

From: Juergen Gross
Date: Sat May 20 2017 - 06:52:18 EST

On 20/05/17 00:21, Linus Torvalds wrote:
> So I noticed that my diffstat didn't match either the KVM or the Xen pull.
> The *reason* seems to be that both Radim and Juergen have enabled the
> "patience" diff, because if I add "--patience" to the diff line, I get
> the same numbers you guys report.
> On Fri, May 19, 2017 at 11:43 AM, Radim KrÄmÃÅ <rkrcmar@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> 28 files changed, 297 insertions(+), 125 deletions(-)
> Without "--patience" (the default) I get:
> 28 files changed, 292 insertions(+), 120 deletions(-)
> which is close, but not the exact same thing.
> So I don't mind people using the patience version of the diffing code,
> but on the whole it's a loss as often as it is a win, so I'm wondering
> _why_ you do this? Is there some other project that has started
> suggesting using the patience diff (either with a command line option
> or by just doing
> git config diff.algorithm patience
> anyway, it's not a big deal, I'm just curious..

In my case it was a patch which was much easier to review using the
patience diff. I just didn't switch back afterwards (what I did now).