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authorKevin Daudt <>2015-03-19 22:14:08 (GMT)
committerJunio C Hamano <>2015-03-19 22:26:21 (GMT)
commitf88851c6376f0b2a4cf87c061a848e4ae4438e0a (patch)
treeea29f8f8bdc58aeeb3621673b309ee36f5204d90 /Documentation
parent282616c72d1d08a77ca4fe1186cb708c38408d87 (diff)
rev-list: refuse --first-parent combined with --bisect
rev-list --bisect is used by git bisect, but never together with --first-parent. Because rev-list --bisect together with --first-parent is not handled currently, and even leads to segfaults, refuse to use both options together. Because this is not supported, it makes little sense to use git log --bisect --first parent either, because refs/heads/bad is not limited to the first parent chain. Helped-by: Junio C. Hamano <> Helped-by: Eric Sunshine <> Signed-off-by: Kevin Daudt <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
Diffstat (limited to 'Documentation')
1 files changed, 4 insertions, 3 deletions
diff --git a/Documentation/rev-list-options.txt b/Documentation/rev-list-options.txt
index deb8cca..9f78fca 100644
--- a/Documentation/rev-list-options.txt
+++ b/Documentation/rev-list-options.txt
@@ -119,7 +119,8 @@ parents) and `--max-parents=-1` (negative numbers denote no upper limit).
because merges into a topic branch tend to be only about
adjusting to updated upstream from time to time, and
this option allows you to ignore the individual commits
- brought in to your history by such a merge.
+ brought in to your history by such a merge. Cannot be
+ combined with --bisect.
Reverses the meaning of the '{caret}' prefix (or lack thereof)
@@ -177,7 +178,7 @@ ifndef::git-rev-list[]
Pretend as if the bad bisection ref `refs/bisect/bad`
was listed and as if it was followed by `--not` and the good
bisection refs `refs/bisect/good-*` on the command
- line.
+ line. Cannot be combined with --first-parent.
@@ -558,7 +559,7 @@ outputs 'midpoint', the output of the two commands
would be of roughly the same length. Finding the change which
introduces a regression is thus reduced to a binary search: repeatedly
generate and test new 'midpoint's until the commit chain is of length
+one. Cannot be combined with --first-parent.
This calculates the same as `--bisect`, except that refs in