[issue3032] "hg backout" touches lots of files

Antoine Pitrou bugs at mercurial.selenic.com
Sat Oct 1 09:49:34 CDT 2011


New submission from Antoine Pitrou <pitrou at free.fr>:

"hg backout" seems to touch lots of files, even if they are not affected by
the backout:

$ hg backout 228fd2bd83a5 
reverting Tools/scripts/run_tests.py
341 files updated, 0 files merged, 2 files removed, 0 files unresolved
$ hg st
M Tools/scripts/run_tests.py

Concretely, this means "make" will rebuild lots of stuff that hasn't changed.


$ hg version
Mercurial Distributed SCM (version 1.9+2-24ecdbe7c5c8+20110727)
(see http://mercurial.selenic.com for more information)

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This is free software; see the source for copying conditions. There is NO
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messages: 17554
nosy: pitrou
priority: bug
status: unread
title: "hg backout" touches lots of files
topic: backout

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