Understanding the "Upstream syncing" work flow

Ben Collins ben.collins at canonical.com
Fri Jun 20 15:15:20 UTC 2008

On Fri, 2008-06-20 at 15:19 +0100, Dan Munckton wrote:
> Hi all
> I understand how I would rebase my local working tree to the upstream
> kernel. But am I right in presuming that when doing this for the main
> tree on kernel.ubuntu.com, it cannot be done in a local repository then
> pushed to the main repo? Surely this has to be done directly on the
> server? How do you guys manage to do this atomically so as not to
> disrupt folks who are pulling from the main repo?
> I have been reading up on the KernelTeam/Knowledgebase wiki pages to
> understand the processes and workflow the team uses to maintain the
> kernel. There's only a short section on "Upstream syncing" on the
> KernelMaintenance page and no notes on how it's done.
> Apologies if this has been covered here before, I did search the list
> archives but didn't find much detail on the process.
> Cheers

No, we don't do this on the server. We do it in a local tree, and then
git-push -f (after making sure there are no unsycned commits in the
server side). Basically just good communication keeps us from
overwriting each other.

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