Gitlab experiment wrapup

Alexandre Julliard julliard at
Thu Jun 16 12:13:23 CDT 2022

Alex Henrie <alexhenrie24 at> writes:

> On Thu, Jun 16, 2022 at 10:04 AM Gabriel Ivăncescu
> <gabrielopcode at> wrote:
>> There's one other (pretty big, for me) problem I can't seem to find how
>> to replicate with MRs compared to sending patches: how do I add notes
>> for each commit that shouldn't actually be committed? For patches I used
>> to add below the --- line, and these are super useful when you just want
>> to tell the information to the reviewer, which wouldn't make much sense
>> to have in the codebase itself.
>> These seem to get lost when I push. I have to admit `git notes` seems
>> pretty convoluted to me and I've no idea how it gets "stored" especially
>> for merge requests. Patches were much easier to comprehend.
>> I mean, I guess I can add it to the MR description but that's not
>> pointing out to a specific commit/patch... sigh.
> In a GitLab merge request, I can click on a specific commit to see its
> diff, then click on the commit hash again, and GitLab gives me a box
> to leave a comment either about a specific line of the commit or about
> the commit as a whole. Would that work for you?

Unfortunately comments tied to a specific commit are no longer visible
when the branch is rebased, for instance when a reviewer pushes fixups.
There's a issue filed with Gitlab about that, but until this is fixed
it's better to avoid commit-specific comments.

Alexandre Julliard
julliard at

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