Patchwork [v2] rebase: add boolean config item rebase.norebasesource

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Submitter C. Masloch
Date May 5, 2022, 10:57 a.m.
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C. Masloch - May 5, 2022, 10:57 a.m.
# HG changeset patch
# User C. Masloch <>
# Date 1650475479 -7200
#      Wed Apr 20 19:24:39 2022 +0200
# Node ID f98a231d345436899934ddc1b05f0fc212155fb5
# Parent  f45e1618cbf68aca4e72b6fed8dd2acef6f39a10
rebase: add boolean config item rebase.norebasesource

This allows to use rebase without recording a rebase_source extra
field. This is useful for example to build a mirror converted from
another SCM (such as svn) by converting only new revisions, and
then incrementally add them to the destination by pulling from the
newly converted (unrelated) repo and rebasing the new revisions
onto the last old already stored changeset. Without this patch the
rebased changesets would always receive some rebase_source that
would depend on the particular history of the conversion process,
instead of only depending on the original source revisions.

This is used to implement a hg mirror repo of SvarDOS (a partially
nonfree but completely redistributable DOS distribution) in the
scripts at

In particular, creates an svn mirror, recreates an
entire hg repo from the svn mirror (which takes too long to do in a
regular job), and uses hg convert with the config item
convert.svn.startrev to incrementally convert only the two most
recent revisions already found in the mirror destination plus any
possible new revisions. If any are found, the temporary repo's
changesets are pulled into the destination (as changesets from an
unrelated repository). Then the changesets corresponding to the new
revisions are rebased onto the prior final changeset. (Finally, the
two remaining duplicates of the prior head and its parent are
stripped from the destination repository.)

Without this patch, the particular rebase_source extra field would
depend on the order and times at which was used, instead of
only depending on the source repository. In other words, whatever
sequence of and is used at whatever times, it is
desired that the final output repositories always match each other


diff --git a/hgext/ b/hgext/
--- a/hgext/
+++ b/hgext/
@@ -547,7 +547,10 @@ 
         date =
         if date is None:
             date =
-        extra = {b'rebase_source': ctx.hex()}
+        if repo.ui.configbool(b'rebase', b'norebasesource'):
+            extra = {}
+        else:
+            extra = {b'rebase_source': ctx.hex()}
         for c in self.extrafns:
             c(ctx, extra)
         destphase = max(ctx.phase(), phases.draft)
diff --git a/mercurial/ b/mercurial/
--- a/mercurial/
+++ b/mercurial/
@@ -2770,3 +2770,14 @@ 
+# This setting controls creation of a rebase_source extra field
+# during rebase. When true, no such field is created. This is
+# useful eg for incrementally converting changesets and then
+# rebasing them onto an existing repo.
+    b'rebase',
+    b'norebasesource',
+    default=False,
+    experimental=True,