The Asterisk project uses Gerrit for code reviews, continuous integration validation, and git management. When creating a patch to Asterisk or its various related projects, all patches should be pushed to Gerrit for review.
Use of Gerrit is beyond the scope of this wiki page - for in depth information, see the Gerrit documentation.
Creating an Account
Gerrit uses OpenID in conjunction with the Asterisk project's Atlassian infrastructure to provide single sign-on. If you already have an account in the Asterisk project infrastructure (such as JIRA) and have signed a Contributor License Agreement, you should be able to sign in to Gerrit automatically.
Create an account at signup.asterisk.org.
Sign a Contributor License Agreement.
Browse to Gerrit, and click Sign In.
This will redirect to openid.asterisk.org. Sign in with your Atlassian username/password.
Upon signing in successfully, you will need to authorize Gerrit to access your OpenID. When you have done so, you should be redirected back to Gerrit, and will be signed in.
Setting up your Gerrit Account
Upon logging in for the first time, you will need to perform the following:
- Set your username for your account. This can be any username, although we highly recommend matching your Atlassian username.
- Add your SSH public key.
Cloning from Gerrit
While access to the underlying git repository is open to anyone via anonymous HTTP access, this guide will assume that you want to push changes up as well. For that, Gerrit uses SSH. If you are only looking to obtain the source code for a particular repository, you may just use the HTTP methods shown below.
- Clone the repository:
commit-msghook into your local
commit-msghook adds the
Change-Idautomatically to git commit messages. A
Change-Idis necessary for Gerrit to associate multiple patch sets together. For more information, see Change-Ids.
Creating an SSH Alias
Since access to gerrit.asterisk.org is likely to occur often, you may want to set up an SSH alias:
This will allow you to access the repository as shown below:
Pushing to Gerrit for Code Review
To submit a change to
To submit a change for a particular branch:
To submit a change, including the
Pushing to Gerrit for code review can always be done using standard
git commands. This is done by pushing to the
refs/for/[branch]. Generally, this will be
master, unless pushing to a particular mainline Asterisk branch.
Updating a Review
Reviews are automatically updated so long as commits contain the same Change ID. If your review has any findings, rebase the commits as appropriate, making sure the Change ID is preserved:
Re-push the changes: