[ofiwg] Coverity: one more thing

Jeff Squyres (jsquyres) jsquyres at cisco.com
Mon Feb 16 08:52:38 PST 2015

If you make commits to fix Coverity issues, it would probably be useful to include the Coverity ID (CID) number of the issue you're fixing in the commit message.

I also have been putting the git commit hash(es) that fixes the issue in the Coverity issue in the "Ext(ternal) reference" field.

This is useful because sometimes you *think* you have fixed a CID, but then the next build shows that you *didn't* fix it.  The cross-referencing of CIDs and git commit hashes allows you to go back and scrape through history -- in both git and Coverity logs -- to reconstruct what happened.

Jeff Squyres
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