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authorJunio C Hamano <>2022-08-03 20:11:48 (GMT)
committerJunio C Hamano <>2022-08-03 20:36:09 (GMT)
commit4af7188bc97f70277d0f10d56d5373022b1fa385 (patch)
parent30c6495e1ed09368ed0e3cca2758d3c886bd8c6b (diff)
The ninth batch
Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
1 files changed, 25 insertions, 0 deletions
diff --git a/Documentation/RelNotes/2.38.0.txt b/Documentation/RelNotes/2.38.0.txt
index 66e278b..335b0e8 100644
--- a/Documentation/RelNotes/2.38.0.txt
+++ b/Documentation/RelNotes/2.38.0.txt
@@ -36,6 +36,15 @@ UI, Workflows & Features
* "git rebase -i" learns to update branches whose tip appear in the
rebased range with "--update-refs" option.
+ * "git ls-files" learns the "--format" option to tweak its output.
+ * "git cat-file" learned an option to use the mailmap when showing
+ commit and tag objects.
+ * When "git merge" finds that it cannot perform a merge, it should
+ restore the working tree to the state before the command was
+ initiated, but in some corner cases it didn't.
Performance, Internal Implementation, Development Support etc.
@@ -85,6 +94,13 @@ Performance, Internal Implementation, Development Support etc.
* Omit fsync-related trace2 entries when their values are all zero.
+ * The codepath to write multi-pack index has been taught to release a
+ large chunk of memory that holds an array of objects in the packs,
+ as soon as it is done with the array, to reduce memory consumption.
+ * Add a level of redirection to array allocation API in xdiff part,
+ to make it easier to share with the libgit2 project.
Fixes since v2.37
@@ -184,8 +200,17 @@ Fixes since v2.37
(merge 611c7785e8 mt/checkout-count-fix later to maint).
+ * Fix for a bug that makes write-tree to fail to write out a
+ non-existent index as a tree, introduced in 2.37.
+ (merge 4447d4129d tk/untracked-cache-with-uall later to maint).
+ * There was a bug in the codepath to upgrade generation information
+ in commit-graph from v1 to v2 format, which has been corrected.
+ (merge 9550f6c16a tb/commit-graph-genv2-upgrade-fix later to maint).
* Other code cleanup, docfix, build fix, etc.
(merge a700395eaf ma/t4200-update later to maint).
(merge ae436f283c ma/sparse-checkout-cone-doc-fix later to maint).
(merge a10f6e2bda sg/index-format-doc-update later to maint).
(merge ce5f07983d mt/pkt-line-comment-tweak later to maint).
+ (merge 1e11fab59c jc/string-list-cleanup later to maint).