Where do old dated commits come from in AOSP?

2020-02-15 android git

I'm following the commits to master branch of Messaging app in AOSP. Sometimes I see very old dated commits appear at the top in its logs: Messaging app master branch commits How do I find where these commits come from? If they're on a separate branch, how do I find that branch and the initial original commit into the repository?

Answers

That is the latest commit on master. The date is when the author made the change, but it was committed recently (2 days ago).

The author and committer need not be the same.

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