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why doesn't "git bisect visualize" show all commit ids from the bisect log

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When run that command immediate after "git bisect start" somebody sees the full commit range as defined in "git bisect start".

However running that command later after few git bisect steps" somebody is just presented with the remaining commit interval. Is this intended ?

posted Sep 20, 2013 by Kumar Mitrasen

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"git bisect visualize" is meant as a tool to pin down the culprit commit that produced a regression. Sometimes after a few steps the problematic commit is obvious, which can save some test cycles.

If you want to see the list of commits tested so far, "git bisect log" can help. To see the entire bisection state, even outside the regression window, any old "gitk" command will do --- the bisection state is kept in bisect/* refs that show up in blue.

Can you say a little more about what you're trying to do? Is the goal to have a nice visualization of what "git bisect log" shows? (I'm not aware of any such tool, and I agree it would be a nice thing.)

answer Sep 20, 2013 by Mandeep Sehgal
I'm trying to bisect a (bastard of an) issue in fs/dcache.c of the linux kernel. Till now I do not have a 100% reliable test scenario.

So often I do mark a commit id accidentally wrongly as bad/good. Therefore git bisect lands into the "wrong" half. As a consequence all subsequent bisects are senseless. Visualizing all infos from "git bisect
log" would help to see such mistakes.
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