This is kind of an experiment, based on cauldron2017 discussions. The content of this page is meant to eventually be incorporated into https://gcc.gnu.org/contribute.html#patches, see the proposal at http://mid.mail-archive.com/87tvzuk29t.fsf@euler.schwinge.homeip.net.

Contributing to GCC

Preparing Patches

Acknowledge Patch Review

Patch review often is a time-consuming effort. It is appreciated to acknowledge this in the commit log. We are adapting the Reviewed-by: tag as established by the Linux kernel patch review process.

As this is not yet an established process in GCC, you, as the submitter, should encourage the reviewer to "earn" this acknowledgement. For example, include the following in your patch submission:

Or alternatively, you, as the reviewer, should encourage the submitter/person who commits the patch to acknowledge this effort. For example, include the following in your review approval:

For reference, reproduced from the Linux kernel 4.13's Documentation/process/submitting-patches.rst:

None: Reviewed-by (last edited 2018-11-01 21:59:08 by tschwinge)