[Libreoffice-qa] Correct use of bibisect to identify a particular commit

Alex Kempshall mcmurchy1917-libreoffice at yahoo.co.uk
Wed Jun 20 11:47:20 UTC 2018

Hi Xisco

Still don't understand what theĀ  technique is to get from a bibisect log 
to a bisect log.

If you remember I identified, by using bibisect, when a regression 
occurred. Then you went on to identify the actual commit see


Just want to know how you got from my bibisect.


On 12/06/18 11:24, Alex Kempshall wrote:
> I'm using the dbgutil series. Storage is cheap so I've cloned
> git://dev-downloads.libreoffice.org/lo-linux-dbgutil-daily-till61.git
> git://dev-downloads.libreoffice.org/lo-linux-dbgutil-daily-till60.git
> git://dev-downloads.libreoffice.org/lo-linux-dbgutil-daily-till54.git
> git://dev-downloads.libreoffice.org/lo-linux-dbgutil-daily-till53.git
> So I'm covered from May 2016 through to May 2018.
> Alex
> On 11/06/18 15:11, Xisco Fauli wrote:
>> Hello Alex,
>> El 11/06/18 a les 14:53, Alex Kempshall ha escrit:
>>> Hi all
>>> I'm more of a bisect person, but towards the end of last week I did a
>>> bibisect looking for a regression I've encountered. Will post details
>>> later today.
>>> As far as my understanding goes I can use bibisect to identify which
>>> day the commit that caused the regression was made. How do I then use
>>> this information to identify the actual commit?
>> it depends on which kind of repository you're using. For linux [1], we
>> have theĀ  'max' ones, covering from 4.2 to master, which contain one
>> commit per build. OTOH, we also have the dbgutil daily repos which are
>> build once a day. Finally, the 'all' repository contains 64 commits per
>> build.
>> Could you please tell us which repo you are using?
>> Regards
>> [1] https://wiki.documentfoundation.org/QA/Bibisect/Linux#Versions
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