Re: [EXTERNAL] [edk2-devel] [edk2-rfc] GitHub Pull Request based Code Review Process

Samer El-Haj-Mahmoud

I agree with Andrew. I also found Laszlo's "unkempt guide" very useful. In addition, there is a short page by Peter Batard that adds more details on the commits validation, patchset generation, and e-mail submission:

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Subject: Re: [EXTERNAL] [edk2-devel] [edk2-rfc] GitHub Pull Request based
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On 05/25/20 20:28, Andrew Fish wrote:

On May 25, 2020, at 11:10 AM, Laszlo Ersek <> wrote:

Hi Andrew,

On 05/25/20 06:09, Andrew Fish wrote:

I also found I had to Bing/Google to find the detailed instructions
I needed as a developer, as the Wiki seems to assume you just know
the Linux kernel patch process. That feels like an area we can improve.
(apologies if I've lost context; please disregard my message below in
that case).

I wrote the following wiki article originally in 2016:'s-unkemp

I wrote it specifically for developers & maintainers with no (or
no) prior git / mailing list experience. Multiple developers
confirmed later that the article had helped them.

Your wiki article was very very helpful. I just could not find it from the
Tianocre wiki. It would be good if we could link to it from here [1], maybe as
add to this: "Are you new to using git? If so, then the New to git page may be

The article at [1] is an official document, while the "unkempt guide" is not
official. The unkempt guide starts by deferring to [1]. I didn't think the official
document should point to my unofficial one, and/or we should create a loop
of links.

That said, if someone else updates [1] with a pointer, I won't protest.
That's just something that I (having authored the unkempt guide) would not
propose myself.

I do agree that the wiki search facilities on github are basic. What has mostly
worked for me is clicking the Pages arrow, and then entering a *very simple*
search term in the drop-down search box. For example, if I do that now, and
only enter "git", then the "unkempt guide" is listed (with other hits of
course). I think this search box is basically for searching article titles.

There are a lot folks who use git but don't use the email based review so
they have never setup git with emali before. Your wiki, plus me figuring out
the magic internal SMTP reflector (I reached out on an internal git malling list)
is what got me unblocked.

It's great that you have access to such infrastructure at Apple!




Andrew Fish


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