[llvmlinux] Quilt patches and quilt refresh

Mark Charlebois charlebm at gmail.com
Wed Sep 19 21:14:53 UTC 2012

I'd like to propose that we all use QUILT_NO_DIFF_TIMESTAMPS in our 
.quiltrc files and that we remove all timestamps from the quilt patches. 
This will make changes to these files more obvious and not be lost in 
all the timestamp changes after a quilt refresh.


On 09/17/2012 02:26 PM, Mark Charlebois wrote:
> If I update one of the sections in a file patched by a quilt patch and 
> then refresh the patch via "quilt refresh", the quilt patch file 
> updates all the timestamps for all the unmodified files in the patch 
> so the git log has a massive change even though only only a couple 
> lines changed.  This makes the actual changes to the patch hard to 
> find when you look at the git log.
> See the recent change to msm-3.4-llvm-mg.patch for example.
> -Mark

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