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Re: [libvirt] [PATCH] tests: reduce length of nodeinfodata test names

On 07/21/2012 09:08 AM, Jim Meyering wrote:
> Eric Blake wrote:
> ...
>> This [change-set] LOOKS huge, but is really just a couple of 'git mv'
>> commands and a change to nodeinfotest.c.  Scroll to the bottom for
>> the real change; I've shortened boring parts of this mail to get past
>> the 100k mail cap enforced by the list.
> If you set git diff's "renames" option, (i.e., globally):
>     git config --global diff.renames true

I've already done that (2 years ago).

> then "git diff", format-patch, etc. output is much more readable,
> i.e., it excludes the "remove-entire-file" then "add-same-contents"
> diff output.  Instead it just prints something like this:
>     diff --git a/old b/new
>     similarity index 100%
>     rename from old
>     rename to new

Nope.  Even WITH diff.renames turned on, my patch was more than 100k,
because doing a single 'git mv' of a directory with hundreds of children
resulted in hundreds of these 4-line rename notations, which added up fast.

Eric Blake   eblake redhat com    +1-919-301-3266
Libvirt virtualization library http://libvirt.org

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