[p4] Change numbers not in chronological order?

Grills, Jeff N Jeff.N.Grills at disney.com
Tue Mar 3 11:11:31 PST 2009


Those files out of order came from cvs2p4.  Perhaps that tool attempts
to preserve the original submission date through some trickery?

j 

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Subject: [p4] Change numbers not in chronological order?

I just did "p4 changes ..." on a portion of our source tree.  The very
end of the output looked like this:

Change 10446 on 1993/04/09 by ouster at cvs2p4 '.  [imported from CVS by
cvs2p4'
Change 10437 on 1993/04/03 by ouster at cvs2p4 'Branching  [imported from
CVS b'
Change 10435 on 1993/04/01 by ouster at cvs2p4 'Branching  [imported from
CVS b'
Change 10433 on 1993/03/19 by ouster at cvs2p4 'Branching  [imported from
CVS b'
Change 10432 on 1993/03/19 by ouster at cvs2p4 '.  [imported from CVS by
cvs2p4'
Change 10426 on 1993/02/06 by ouster at cvs2p4 '.  [imported from CVS by
cvs2p4'
Change 10425 on 1991/09/08 by ouster at cvs2p4 'Branching  [imported from
CVS b'
Change 10410 on 2006/12/15 by helenw at USENHELENWD2E 'code refactory '
Change 10391 on 2006/12/14 by pogren at pogren_ECOM 'Start work converting
stream op'
Change 10388 on 2006/12/14 by buncew at build-san-mediation-all 'remove
disconnect of s: drive '
Change 10387 on 2006/12/14 by buncew at build-cimom-all 'remove disconnect
of s: drive a'
Change 10383 on 2006/12/14 by gaih at gaih-ecom-andvm5 'Modified MOF to
have start, sto'
Change 10381 on 2006/12/14 by steng at p4webapps 'modify for build environ
'

How it is possible that the changes are not in chronological order?  I
thought it was a fundamental P4 constraint that increasing change
numbers always represent increasing time.

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