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authorJunio C Hamano <>2018-11-30 04:27:11 (GMT)
committerJunio C Hamano <>2018-11-30 04:47:55 (GMT)
commitd8981c3f885ceaddfec0e545b0f995b96e5ec58f (patch)
parent7068cbc4abac53d9c3675dfba81c1e97d25e8eeb (diff)
format-patch: do not let its diff-options affect --range-diff
Stop leaking how the primary output of format-patch is customized to the range-diff machinery and instead let the latter use its own "reasonable default", in order to correct the breakage introduced by a5170794 ("Merge branch 'ab/range-diff-no-patch'", 2018-11-18) on the 'master' front. "git format-patch --range-diff..." without any weird diff option started to include the "range-diff --stat" output, which is rather useless right now, that made the whole thing unusable and this is probably the least disruptive way to whip the codebase into a shippable shape. We may want to later make the range-diff driven by format-patch more configurable, but that would have to wait until we have a good design. Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
5 files changed, 17 insertions, 3 deletions
diff --git a/Documentation/git-format-patch.txt b/Documentation/git-format-patch.txt
index aba4c5f..2730442 100644
--- a/Documentation/git-format-patch.txt
+++ b/Documentation/git-format-patch.txt
@@ -250,6 +250,11 @@ feeding the result to `git send-email`.
feature/v2`), or a revision range if the two versions of the series are
disjoint (for example `git format-patch --cover-letter
--range-diff=feature/v1~3..feature/v1 -3 feature/v2`).
+Note that diff options passed to the command affect how the primary
+product of `format-patch` is generated, and they are not passed to
+the underlying `range-diff` machinery used to generate the cover-letter
+material (this may change in the future).
Used with `--range-diff`, tweak the heuristic which matches up commits
diff --git a/builtin/log.c b/builtin/log.c
index 0fe6f9b..5ac18e2 100644
--- a/builtin/log.c
+++ b/builtin/log.c
@@ -1096,7 +1096,7 @@ static void make_cover_letter(struct rev_info *rev, int use_stdout,
if (rev->rdiff1) {
fprintf_ln(rev->diffopt.file, "%s", rev->rdiff_title);
show_range_diff(rev->rdiff1, rev->rdiff2,
- rev->creation_factor, 1, &rev->diffopt);
+ rev->creation_factor, 1, NULL);
diff --git a/log-tree.c b/log-tree.c
index 7a83e99..b243779 100644
--- a/log-tree.c
+++ b/log-tree.c
@@ -762,7 +762,7 @@ void show_log(struct rev_info *opt)
next_commentary_block(opt, NULL);
fprintf_ln(opt->diffopt.file, "%s", opt->rdiff_title);
show_range_diff(opt->rdiff1, opt->rdiff2,
- opt->creation_factor, 1, &opt->diffopt);
+ opt->creation_factor, 1, NULL);
memcpy(&diff_queued_diff, &dq, sizeof(diff_queued_diff));
diff --git a/range-diff.c b/range-diff.c
index 767af8c..48b0e1b 100644
--- a/range-diff.c
+++ b/range-diff.c
@@ -460,7 +460,11 @@ int show_range_diff(const char *range1, const char *range2,
struct diff_options opts;
struct strbuf indent = STRBUF_INIT;
- memcpy(&opts, diffopt, sizeof(opts));
+ if (diffopt)
+ memcpy(&opts, diffopt, sizeof(opts));
+ else
+ diff_setup(&opts);
if (!opts.output_format)
opts.output_format = DIFF_FORMAT_PATCH;
opts.flags.suppress_diff_headers = 1;
diff --git a/range-diff.h b/range-diff.h
index 190593f..08a50b6 100644
--- a/range-diff.h
+++ b/range-diff.h
@@ -5,6 +5,11 @@
+ * Compare series of commmits in RANGE1 and RANGE2, and emit to the
+ * standard output. NULL can be passed to DIFFOPT to use the built-in
+ * default.
+ */
int show_range_diff(const char *range1, const char *range2,
int creation_factor, int dual_color,
struct diff_options *diffopt);