Adopting "Fixes" trailer

John Baldwin jhb at
Thu Feb 18 16:53:12 UTC 2021

On 2/17/21 8:31 AM, Ed Maste wrote:
> In review D28693 I've proposed adding a "Fixes" trailer to the commit
> message template. It is used to identify a commit that is a follow-up bug
> fix to a previous commit, and could generally be used instead of "MFC with"
> or "X-MFC-with". One nice aspect is that it conveys fix metadata also for
> commits that aren't intended for MFC, which may be useful for downstream
> projects.
> Fixes is already used by a number of other projects. I have proposed adding
> to the template
> # Fixes: <Short hash and title line of commit fixed by this change>
> Please follow up here or in the review with any comments. I'll commit in a
> few days if there are no objections.

Huh, at first I thought this was to auto-close issues on GitHub.  I think
this is a good idea.  If we had a wrapper script for MFC's it could
auto-squash those as an option perhaps.

John Baldwin

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