[lldb-dev] [cfe-dev] How soon after the GitHub migration should committing with git-llvm become optional?

Tom Stellard via lldb-dev lldb-dev at lists.llvm.org
Tue Oct 15 11:04:16 PDT 2019

On 10/15/2019 12:20 AM, Roman Lebedev wrote:
> On Tue, Oct 15, 2019 at 10:14 AM Tom Stellard via cfe-dev
> <cfe-dev at lists.llvm.org> wrote:
>> Hi,
>> I mentioned this in my email last week, but I wanted to start a new
>> thread to get everyone's input on what to do about the git-llvm script
>> after the GitHub migration.
>> The original plan was to require the use of the git-llvm script when
>> committing to GitHub even after the migration was complete.
>> The reason we decided to do this was so that we could prevent developers
>> from accidentally pushing merge commits and making the history non-linear.
>> Just in the last week, the GitHub team completed the "Require Linear
>> History" branch protection, which means we can now enforce linear
>> history server side and do not need the git-llvm script to do this.
> What about prevention of new branch creation?
> From the bugzilla disscussion, i gather that is not possible to do via github?

Correct, but the git-llvm script can only prevent people from creating new
branches if they use the script.  Someone could still create a new branch
using `git push`.   We can use branch protections to prevent pushing to
existing branches but not for preventing new ones.


>> With this new development, the question I have is when should the
>> git-llvm script become optional?  Should we make it optional immediately,
>> so that developers can push directly using vanilla git from day 1, or should we
>> wait a few weeks/months until things have stabilized to make it optional?
>> Thanks,
>> Tom
> Roman
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