git gcc-commit-mklog doesn't extract PR number to ChangeLog

Jason Merrill
Thu Jun 17 17:21:27 GMT 2021

On Thu, Jun 17, 2021 at 1:14 PM Joseph Myers <>

> On Thu, 17 Jun 2021, Richard Earnshaw via Gcc wrote:
> > It seems a bit dangerous to me to rely on just extracting PR numbers from
> > tests.  What if the patch is just adjusting a test to make it compatible
> with
> > the remainder of the change?
> Also, that a test is added for a PR, or a commit is relevant to a PR, is a
> weaker property than the commit *resolving* the PR.  The fact that a
> commit *resolves* a PR (allows it to be marked as resolved, or the
> regression markers to be updated if it's resolved in master but the fix
> still needs to be backported) needs to be explicitly affirmed by the
> committer (possibly based on a question asked by a script) rather than
> assumed by default based on the PR being mentioned somewhere.

Indeed, we would need to be cautious about adding such automation.  But
there isn't any now; the only danger is of an unrelated patch showing up in
a comment on a PR.  Which we already get when I mess up the PR number in my
test (oops).


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