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Date:      Thu, 4 Sep 2003 17:45:37 -0400
From:      Tom Rhodes <>
To:        Ceri Davies <>
Subject:   Re: 3 line diff creates 700 line whitespace diff problem
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On Thu, 4 Sep 2003 23:04:21 +0100
Ceri Davies <> wrote:

> pointed out to me that the section numbers in the
> IPsec section of the handbook are slightly off: 10.9.4 and 10.9.5
> should really be and

Thats bad.

> My dilemma is that committing the attached patch to correct this will
> also require that all the intervening lines (~700 of them) will need
> to be indented to keep the whitespace consistent.  Would a whitespace
> commit of that proportion be excessive, or a necessary evil?

Could the whitespace diff be applied with 'other' corrections?  Like
simple stuff including spelling fixes, s/FreeBSD/&os;/g, etc?

My personal opinion is that the section numbers should be in a logical
and consistent order.  The whitespace could be fixed over time.

Tom Rhodes

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