[yocto] [OE-core] Git commit process question.

Mark Hatle mark.hatle at windriver.com
Mon Apr 1 16:41:22 PDT 2019

On 4/1/19 6:20 PM, akuster808 wrote:
> On 4/1/19 4:02 PM, Richard Purdie wrote:
>> On Mon, 2019-04-01 at 15:33 -0700, akuster808 wrote:
>>> Hello,
>>> I have noticed a large number of git commits with no header
>>> information being accepted.
>> Can you be more specific about what "no header information" means? You
>> mean a shortlog and no full log message?
> Commits with just a "subject" and signoff. No additional information

If you can convey the reason for the change in just the subject, that is
acceptable.. but there is -always- supposed to be a signed-off-by line according
to our guidelines.

So if you see this, I think we need to step back and figure out where and why
it's happening and get it resolved in the future.

(Places I've seen in the past were one-off mistakes and clearly that -- so it
wasn't anything that we needed to work on a correction.)


> We tend to reference back to how the kernel does things.
> https://www.kernel.org/doc/html/latest/process/submitting-patches.html
> These two sections in particular.
>     2) Describe your changes
> Describe your problem. Whether your patch is a one-line bug fix or 5000 lines of
> a new feature, there must be an underlying problem that motivated you to do this
> work. Convince the reviewer that there is a problem worth fixing and that it
> makes sense for them to read past the first paragraph.
> along with this section.
>     14) The canonical patch format
> This section describes how the patch itself should be formatted. Note that, if
> you have your patches stored in a |git| repository, proper patch formatting can
> be had with |git format-patch|. The tools cannot create the necessary text,
> though, so read the instructions below anyway.
> The canonical patch subject line is:
> Subject: [PATCH 001/123] subsystem: summary phrase
> The canonical patch message body contains the following:
>       * A |from| line specifying the patch author, followed by an empty line
>         (only needed if the person sending the patch is not the author).
>       * The body of the explanation, line wrapped at 75 columns, which will be
>         copied to the permanent changelog to describe this patch.
>       * An empty line.
>       * The |Signed-off-by:| lines, described above, which will also go in the
>         changelog.
>       * A marker line containing simply |---|.
>       * Any additional comments not suitable for the changelog.
>       * The actual patch (|diff| output).
>     - Armin
>> Cheers,
>> Richard

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