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August 26, 2009 11:55
Re: [PATCH] backport of: fix setuid execution that was broken by f20b29985d
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2009/8/26 Nicholas Clark <>:
> On Wed, Aug 26, 2009 at 03:29:58PM +0200, Rainer Tammer wrote:
>> Hello,
>> please could someone with commit right apply the attached patch to
>> maint-5.8 ?
>> If there will ever be a 5.8.10 then the suidperl problem would be fixed...
> Whilst agreeing with the intent, I disagree with the mechanism.
> Someone should cherrypick the correct patch from maint-5.10.
> They shouldn't cold apply patches to a branch, as git then fails to track
> what is not yet merged.

Er, I dont get it. Cherry picking /is/ applying patches. If the exact
same patch is applied by hand to two branches git will not know
whether it has been done by rebasing, cherry-picking or by hand. It is
all the same to git (message details aside, which git does not look

Also, IMO, and I say this only because 5.10.1 is out now, I think
patches for 5.8 should go to 5.8 first and THEN be applied to blead if
necessary. In fact, its arguable we should just start collecting topic
branches. And then rebase them into the other branches as needed. Then
there is no need for the "which patches have been back ported, etc"
type tracking. Either the topic branch has been merged/rebased into
the branch, or it has not.


perl -Mre=debug -e "/just|another|perl|hacker/"

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