[openstack-dev] [CI] Gerrit Trivial Rebase Detection (LP bug 881184)

Monty Taylor mordred at inaugust.com
Tue Sep 11 15:22:46 UTC 2012

On 09/11/2012 09:56 AM, Mark McLoughlin wrote:
> On Tue, 2012-09-11 at 14:43 +0000, Jeremy Stanley wrote:
>> On 2012-09-11 12:15:37 +0000 (+0000), Jeremy Stanley wrote:
>>> It appears that git-patch-id is fairly inflexible in this regard,
>>> taking no options to alter its whitespace-ignoring behaviors. It's
>>> doing something akin to diff's -w whereas the behavior we'd want is
>>> more likely along the lines of -BEb instead... or maybe even none at
>>> all, since this also has implications for work which could in fact
>>> be whitespace-only (PEP 8 conformance fixes, for example).
>> [...]
>> Based on a quick IRC discussion on -infra it sounds like the next
>> step would be to implement a new CLI option in git-patch-id, causing
>> it to consider all whitespace changes substantive (and then see if
>> we can get this feature merged upstream in Git as well).
> Sounds difficult.
> Any thoughts on the point about rebase-detection not being so important
> now that git-review no longer rebases gratuitously?

I think the two are orthogonal - I don't think the auto-rebase was the
cause of all of our rebases. If we can get this to not ignore
whitespace, I think it'll still be quite helpful in the cases where it

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