[p4] Change numbers not in chronological order?

Barbieri, Ross rbarbieri at atg.com
Tue Mar 3 11:26:25 PST 2009


Hi Roy,

I think the order of the changelist numbers is correct here.

It looks like after CL 10410, code was imported into Perforce from cvs
using the cvs2p4 script.  This script actually changes the date field of
the changelist to match the cvs commit date.  However, the actual submit
into perforce (for instance CL 10425) happened after 10410.

I hope that helps to answer your question.

-Ross



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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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