Ref T182. I lifted this logic out of arc, but the context is a little different there, and this option is too strict in "Land Revision".
Specifically, it prevents git from merging unless the merge is strictly a fast-foward, even with --squash. That means revisions can't merge unless they're rebased on the current master, even if they have no conflicts.
(This whole process will probably need additional refinement, but the behavior without this flag is more reasonable overall than the behavior with it for now.)