Each file in Fuchsia has a set of owners. These are tracked in files
OWNERS. One of these files is present in the root of the
repository, and many directories have their own
OWNERS files too.
OWNERS file lists a number of individuals (by their email address) who are
familiar with and can provide code reviews for the contents of that directory.
Fuchsia requires changes to have an
Code-Review +2 review, which anyone in the
'OWNERS' file can provide. In addition, many
* allowing anyone to provide such a
Gerrit has a "find owners" button that will list all the owners for all the files modified in a given change. More information on this is available on the Gerrit find-owners plugin page.
Fuchsia uses the Gerrit file syntax for
files, with the addition of a comment indicating the default Monorail component
to use when filing issues related to the contents of this directory.
Here's an example
# These users are owners email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org # Users listed elsewhere are also owners include /path/to/another/OWNERS # This user is only an owner of the listed file per-file main.c = email@example.com # The line below helps automate bug triage # COMPONENT: TopComponent>SubComponent
- It's important to have at least two individuals in an
OWNERSfile. Having areas of Fuchsia with a single owner leads to single points of failure. Having multiple owners ensures that knowledge and ownership is shared over areas of Fuchsia.
- When applicable,
includeowners from another file rather than listing individuals. This creates fewer "soruces of truth" and makes OWNERS maintenance easier.