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From Rob van Oostrum <>
Subject Re: Partially reintegrate changes
Date Thu, 18 Feb 2010 21:25:46 GMT
On Thu, Feb 18, 2010 at 1:42 PM, Jacob Weber <> wrote:

> Stein Somers:
> > I see some self-refenertial mergeinfo in our /trunk, after lots of
> > merges to and from. Maybe I explicitly added it with a record-only in
> > some state of confusion. But it doesn't scare me at all. It would only
> > matter if you explicitly merged /trunk to /trunk. And then, as far as I
> > can tell, it would only cause svn merge to do less than it does without
> > the self-refenertial mergeinfo, and as far as I can tell a
> > self-referential foward merge doesn't do anything anyway.
> It does scare me a little. When I have self-referential mergeinfo, it
> causes problems with "svn log -g" (show merged revisions). It gets confused
> and shows me ALL revisions in the branch, from the time it was created. So
> the command takes forever, and returns way too much data.
> Jacob

So if and when this does occur and you can't live with the inconvenience,
just "svn propedit svn:mergeinfo" and manually clean up any references to
self. That should be safe AFAIK.


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