Retirement of Reviewboard - Transition to Phabricator

Ben Cooksley bcooksley at
Mon Aug 28 10:14:08 UTC 2017

On Mon, Aug 28, 2017 at 8:20 PM, René J.V. Bertin <rjvbertin at> wrote:
> On Friday August 25 2017 07:33:43 Ben Cooksley wrote:
> Hi,

Hi Rene,

>>> Note that due to how Reviewboard stores diffs and reproduces them for
>>> use, some reviews may have decayed and may no longer be readable. This
>>> is due to short-hashes which are used by Git/Reviewboard in diffs now
>>> having collisions with other commits which previously did not exist.
>>> Unfortunately there is nothing we can do about this.
> This is probably a "wild thought", but would it be possible somehow to limit the issue by not letting the ReviewBoard software compare to each repo's HEAD but against whatever commit is current now (or when you retire the thing)?

Reviewboard to my knowledge compares against the commit sha's
mentioned in the diff.

> And FWIW, you're aware of git-diff's --full-index option? ;)

This is something the contributor could have done when uploading yes,
but isn't something we can do anything about now.

> R.


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