Pull Request Conventions
This is a guide for conducting effective and efficient pull requests in our code projects and applies to all github sources.
In general, a pull request (PR) should communicate what the change is, and why it’s necessary.
Pull requests should be created from personal forks. We follow a fork-rebase workflow.
- For a single commit, the title is the subject line of the commit message.
- Otherwise, the title should summarise the set of commits.
- Must state the why and the how for the change.
- Usually this is the body of your commit message.
- Must explain the purpose of the PR, e.g.:
- feedback for an initial implementation,
- request for comment,
- ready to merge.
- Explain any context:
- is it part of a greater set of changes?
- are any concurrent PRs (in other repositorites) dependant on this PR?
- State what testing has been performed:
- Run sel4test and for which platforms.
- The TSC of the seL4 foundation will delegate reviewers to approve. Anyone can help to review a pull request.
- If you want a particular person to review, please tag them.
- If there hasn’t been any activity after a couple of days, feel free to bump the post.
- Commit history is part of the review
- A good commit history assists reviewers in understanding the change
- Please see the Git conventions.
- Good reviews are small reviews. Large PRs should only be created if necessary.
During a PR
- Always abide by the seL4 Code of Conduct.
- Take into account the context stated by the author.
- Review commits as well as code
- Request that the above guide be followed if it is not.
- Provide constructive feedback.
- see the resources below.
- Remember to comment on good things.
- Apply changes due to feedback from reviewers as additional commits, and squash them once the PR is ready to merge.
- Please attempt to only push changes to the PR branch once it is ready for re-review.
- Please communicate any changes you make during the review process.
- Apart from editing history, or fixing trivial issues, do not push changes to a PR once it has been approved.