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Re: [libvirt] [PATCH] esx: Move VMX handling code out of the driver directory

On 12/21/2010 10:50 AM, Justin Clift wrote:
> On 22/12/2010, at 4:40 AM, Eric Blake wrote:
> <snip>
>> 'git diff' is so awesome with renames :)
> Hmmm.... recently had a problem with it where it *insisted* that one of the 100+ files
> in a git repo I'd been messing with was a rename of a different file... even when it wasn't.
> (significantly different file contents)
> Didn't find an option to force it to recognise the file *wasn't* a rename, so from memory
> just had to leave it with it's incorrect rename entry in history. :(

Surprisingly, git doesn't track renames (seriously, there's no metadata
in the .git directory that tells you when a file was moved).  It merely
uses heuristics and a similarity index to guess when a rename exists.
There are ways to tighten the similarity index (git diff -M90% instead
of git diff -M), as well as disable similarity checking altogether (git
diff -l1, and various settings in git config).

Eric Blake   eblake redhat com    +1-801-349-2682
Libvirt virtualization library http://libvirt.org

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