Re: Proposal to deploy GitLab on

On Mon, Sep 25, 2017 at 09:03:00PM +0200, Tobias Mueller wrote:

On Mi, 2017-05-17 at 14:21 +0000, Zbigniew Jędrzejewski-Szmek wrote:
On Wed, May 17, 2017 at 01:49:21PM +0200, Sébastien Wilmet wrote:
By attaching a patch to a bugtracker ticket, we loose the information of
the parent commit: where the commit has been initially created in the
git history.
If the patch is created by git format-patch, it contains the hash of
the parent, so git knows the original parent
I couldn't find the hash of the parent commit in my git format-patch
exported patch, e.g.
Do I need to do anything special in order to export the parent also?
The man page for git-format-patch does not show anything useful for

Any patch formatted by git format will things like this:

diff --git a/file.c b/file.c
index e14a869321..0a8628c26a 100644
--- a/file.c
+++ b/file.c
@@ -847,7 +847,6 @@ int function_name(

Where e14a869321 is the old version of the file, and 0a8628c26a is the
new one. This allows git to see the evolution of the file from e14a869321
to the one in HEAD. (I shouldn't have said "hash of the parent", since
it's the "hash of the version of the file that a hunk of the patch was
based on".)


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