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

Adrian Bunk bunk at stusta.de
Mon Apr 1 23:51:21 PDT 2019

On Mon, Apr 01, 2019 at 04:20:41PM -0700, 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
> 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.

The kernel does not have "upgrade foo to the latest upstream version" commits.

With the Automatic Upgrade Helper this is a semi-automatic task, and 
most of the time there is no specific motivation other than upgrading
to the latest upstream version.



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        of the darkness. There had been need of rain for many days.
       "Only a promise," Lao Er said.
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