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Add "--show-all" revision walker flag for debugging
It's really not very easy to visualize the commit walker, because - on purpose - it obvously doesn't show the uninteresting commits! This adds a "--show-all" flag to the revision walker, which will make it show uninteresting commits too, and they'll have a '^' in front of them (it also fixes a logic error for !verbose_header for boundary commits - we should show the '-' even if left_right isn't shown). A separate patch to gitk to teach it the new '^' was sent to paulus. With the change in place, it actually is interesting even for the cases that git doesn't have any problems with, ie for the kernel you can do: gitk -d --show-all v2.6.24.. and you see just how far down it has to parse things to see it all. The use of "-d" is a good idea, since the date-ordered toposort is much better at showing why it goes deep down (ie the date of some of those commits after 2.6.24 is much older, because they were merged from trees that weren't rebased). So I think this is a useful feature even for non-debugging - just to visualize what git does internally more. When it actually breaks out due to the "everybody_uninteresting()" case, it adds the uninteresting commits (both the one it's looking at now, and the list of pending ones) to the list This way, we really list *all* the commits we've looked at. Because we now end up listing commits we may not even have been parsed at all "show_log" and "show_commit" need to protect against commits that don't have a commit buffer entry. That second part is debatable just how it should work. Maybe we shouldn't show such entries at all (with this patch those entries do get shown, they just don't get any message shown with them). But I think this is a useful case. Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <firstname.lastname@example.org> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <email@example.com>
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