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authorPatrick Ohly <>2015-03-12 17:09:41 +0100
committerRichard Purdie <>2015-03-20 11:21:24 +0000
commite0d3cabc5a25c611531e66b80a4d372f76e2b828 (patch)
tree8f9a473be04978c81fd6417e2daf7cf9cd178f9e /scripts
parent14eac2a474f5fb347312b7257cc385d495a06c2d (diff)
combo-layer: partial import for '--history init'
The new "since_revision" property can be used to cut off the imported history at some point. This is useful to keep the resulting repository smaller while still preserving enough history that "git annotate" reports the right author and commit for most lines. The initial, squashed import commit shows up with "unknown" as author in the "git annotate" output. It has the repository name as prefix in the subject line; importing that commit works best with a layer hook which does not add the repository name again when it is already present. Adding it here is useful for hooks which do not extend the subject line. (From OE-Core rev: 74f4c9e3bcdb3c4ca919623086e92a9379bd81ff) Signed-off-by: Patrick Ohly <> Signed-off-by: Ross Burton <> Signed-off-by: Richard Purdie <>
Diffstat (limited to 'scripts')
2 files changed, 53 insertions, 0 deletions
diff --git a/scripts/combo-layer b/scripts/combo-layer
index 6d24ce3..cbff618 100755
--- a/scripts/combo-layer
+++ b/scripts/combo-layer
@@ -284,6 +284,46 @@ def action_init(conf, args):
runcmd("git branch -D %s" % refname, ldir)
# Make that the head revision.
runcmd("git checkout -b %s %s" % (name, initialrev))
+ # Optional: cut the history by replacing the given
+ # start point(s) with commits providing the same
+ # content (aka tree), but with commit information that
+ # makes it clear that this is an artifically created
+ # commit and nothing the original authors had anything
+ # to do with.
+ since_rev = repo.get('since_revision', '')
+ if since_rev:
+ committer = runcmd('git var GIT_AUTHOR_IDENT').strip()
+ # Same time stamp, no name.
+ author = re.sub('.* (\d+ [+-]\d+)', r'unknown <unknown> \1', committer)
+'author %s' % author)
+ for rev in since_rev.split():
+ # Resolve in component repo...
+ rev = runcmd('git log --oneline --no-abbrev-commit -n1 %s' % rev, ldir).split()[0]
+ # ... and then get the tree in current
+ # one. The commit should be in both repos with
+ # the same tree, but better check here.
+ tree = runcmd('git show -s --pretty=format:%%T %s' % rev).strip()
+ with tempfile.NamedTemporaryFile() as editor:
+ editor.write('''cat >$1 <<EOF
+tree %s
+author %s
+committer %s
+%s: squashed import of component
+This commit copies the entire set of files as found in
+%s %s
+For more information about previous commits, see the
+upstream repository.
+Commit created by combo-layer.
+''' % (tree, author, committer, name, name, since_rev))
+ editor.flush()
+ os.environ['GIT_EDITOR'] = 'sh %s' %
+ runcmd('git replace --edit %s' % rev)
# Optional: rewrite history to change commit messages or to move files.
if 'hook' in repo or dest_dir and dest_dir != ".":
filter_branch = ['git', 'filter-branch', '--force']
diff --git a/scripts/combo-layer.conf.example b/scripts/combo-layer.conf.example
index 38bc53c..90e2b58 100644
--- a/scripts/combo-layer.conf.example
+++ b/scripts/combo-layer.conf.example
@@ -63,11 +63,24 @@ last_revision =
# example:
# hook =
+# since_revision:
+# since_revision = release-1-2
+# since_revision = 12345 abcdf
+# If provided, truncate imported history during "combo-layer --history
+# init" at the specified revision(s). More than one can be specified
+# to cut off multiple component branches.
+# The specified commits themselves do not get imported. Instead, an
+# artificial commit with "unknown" author is created with a content
+# that matches the original commit.
src_uri = git://
local_repo_dir = /home/kyu3/src/test/oecore
dest_dir = .
last_revision =
+since_revision = some-tag-or-commit-on-master-branch
# It is also possible to embed python code in the config values. Similar
# to bitbake it considers every value starting with @ to be a python
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