Linux: Historical Kernel Tree With Git

Posted by Scott_Ruecker on Jul 25, 2007 11:18 PM EDT
KernelTrap; By Jeremy Andrews
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In a recent lkml thread, the idea of getting the entire Linux kernel history into a git repository was discussed. Linus Torvalds noted, "I actually tried to get something like this together back in the BK days and early in the SCO saga. It was pretty painful to try to find all the historic trees and patches - they're all in different format, and some of them are unreliable." He added, "I've been thinking about trying to re-create some really old history into git, but it's still a lot of work.. And obviously not very useful, just interesting from an archaeological standpoint." Much information on early Linux kernels is gathered at, and Linus already has the full 2.5.0 to 2.6.12-rc2 history imported from BitKeeper available in git.

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