Thanks for your advice. I will pay more attention to the check in log later. 


-----Original Message-----
From: Laszlo Ersek [] 
Sent: Wednesday, August 9, 2017 7:15 PM
To: Dong, Eric <>
Cc:; Justen, Jordan L <>; 
Kinney, Michael D <>; Ni, Ruiyu <>; 
Fan, Jeff <>
Subject: Re: [edk2] [Patch 0/2] Add comments for new Pcds


On 08/09/17 08:32, Eric Dong wrote:
> Add missed Pcds definition and comments in dec and inf files.
> Eric Dong (2):
>   UefiCpuPkg: Add comments for PCDs definition.
>   UefiCpuPkg UefiCpupkg.uni: Add new pcds comments.
>  UefiCpuPkg/UefiCpuPkg.dec | 22 ++++++++++++++++++++++  
> UefiCpuPkg/UefiCpuPkg.uni |  8 ++++++++
>  2 files changed, 30 insertions(+)

can you please write actual commit messages for your patches?

In this series, neither patch has a commit message body. Minimally 
PcdCpuProcTraceMemSize and PcdCpuProcTraceOutputScheme should be named in both 
commit messages.

I've noticed this as a tendency, and I feel it's now time for me to speak up. 
Consider the following earlier patch sets:

* [edk2] [Patch v4 0/3] Enable Processor Trace feature

No commit message body on either of the three patches.

* [edk2] [Patch 0/3] Enable LMCE feature

No commit message body on either of the three patches.

Especially in the LMCE case, I tried to figure out how things fit together, but 
the commit messages gave zero information.

IMO, without a commit message body, a patch cannot be considered complete 
(unless the patch is trivial). I feel that reviewers shouldn't accept empty 
commit messages either.

Commit messages are not there (just) for the author, but for everyone else 
(too). Just because a patch is for UefiCpuPkg, someone else might stumble upon 
it when bisecting a regression, and they will want to read the justification. 
Commit messages also educate other project participants.

It's not necessary to repeat the same old background in every single commit 
message, yes. But please provide pointers then, to specifications, text files, 
earlier commits (that do have detailed messages), and so on.

Yes, writing commit messages takes time; sometimes even *more* time than 
writing the actual code. That's fine, it's part of open source development. 
Please invest the time.

Thank you,
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