RSyslog Documentation

Git

This document explains some conventions and specificities in the way we manage the Rsyslog code with Git.

Pull Requests

Whenever a pull request is merged, all the information contained in the pull request (including comments) is saved in the repository.

You can easily spot pull request merges as the commit message always follows this pattern:

merged branch USER_NAME/BRANCH_NAME (PR #1111)

The PR reference allows you to have a look at the original pull request on GitHub: https://github.com/rsyslog/rsyslog/pull/1111. But all the information you can get on GitHub is also available from the repository itself.

The merge commit message contains the original message from the author of the changes. Often, this can help understand what the changes were about and the reasoning behind the changes.

Moreover, the full discussion that might have occurred back then is also stored as a Git note. To get access to these notes, add this line to your .git/config file:

fetch = +refs/notes/*:refs/notes/*

After a fetch, getting the GitHub discussion for a commit is then a matter of adding --show-notes=github-comments to the git show command:

$ git show HEAD --show-notes=github-comments

See also

Help with configuring/using Rsyslog:

  • Mailing list - best route for general questions
  • GitHub: rsyslog source project - detailed questions, reporting issues that are believed to be bugs with Rsyslog
  • Stack Exchange (View, Ask) - experimental support from rsyslog community

See also

Contributing to Rsyslog:

Copyright 2008-2020 Rainer Gerhards (Großrinderfeld), and Others.

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