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Find important upstream fixes

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This tool shall help identify commits in current source tree that are

  • available remote on the same branch
  • available in the parent branch

and are likely to contain bugfixes.

What it does

  • It extracts the currently used commit from the local repository clone
  • this can be overridden by specifying --srcrev or --srctag in command line
  • It extracts the currently used branch from the local repository clone
  • this can be overridden by specifying --srcbranch in command line
  • It gets all remote available commits in current branch
  • It gets all commits made to ‘master’ since current branch has been branched off (an alternative branch to ‘master’ can be specified by using --upstream in command line)
  • it filters all commits out, that might have been cherry-picked in current branch
  • all the remaining commits are classified regarding their commit message
  • commits that are classified to be likely bugfixes are presented at the console (STDOUT)


usage: ensurecsv [-h] [--srcbranch SRCBRANCH]
                 [--srcrev SRCREV | --srctag SRCTAG] [--upstream UPSTREAM]

Ensure that you're using the most security source code

positional arguments:
  localdir              Path to local repo

optional arguments:
  -h, --help            show this help message and exit
  --srcbranch SRCBRANCH
                        Use explicitly given branch
  --srcrev SRCREV       Use explicitly given source revision
  --srctag SRCTAG       Use explicitly given tag
  --upstream UPSTREAM   Use explicitly given branch as upstream


From source

  • git clone this repository
  • cd to <clone folder>/ensurecvs
  • Install the needed requirements by running pip3 install -r requirements.txt
  • run python3 build install (possibly ‘sudo’ is needed)


The tool will return

[branch] commit <commit hash>:'<commit message>'  is likely to contain bugfixes


[master] commit 173dfc1c07c9fa901a91adbc9bf8fd41961b9837:'Fix compile issue with python-astor' is likely to contain bugfixes

that means that commit 173dfc1c07c9fa901a91adbc9bf8fd41961b9837 currently to be found in branch master is likely to contain a bugfix that isn’t yet used in the currently selected branch

Implementation notes

Currently only git-repositories are supported


If you have interest in one or more of the following topics, feel free to get in contact with me

  • better commit classification (maybe with something like this here)
  • better documentation
  • changeset code analysis for better commit classification
  • compare the changeset diff for cherry-pick analysis
  • streamline code
  • svn-repository support


Feel free to add issues or pull requests

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