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This page is for general CAF questions and usage.  For project specific information please check the project wiki.  Links to project specific wiki pages can be found here:

Contacts and escalation when technical problems are encountered

New mirror request process

  • To request a new mirror for an existing project, open a support request on the CAF service desk.

History rewrite process

  • Open a support request on the CAF service desk under "Other CAF requests".
  • Admins will make necessary changes to the repo config and respond. 
  • Once the history changes have been made, follow up on the support request ticket notifying them that the change is complete.
  • Admins will then remove the ability to change history.

How to upload changes/patches to a project

  • First make sure you have been given write access and SSH is setup properly:

If you clone with this method:

     git clone<Project Name>/ + <Path to Repo>

for example:
     git clone

For patches:

     git clone<project>_patches.git

for example:
     git clone

This will work to push the changes:

     git push origin <Branch Name>

for example:

     git push origin master

Add/remove a person to contribute/administer a Project

  • To add contributors or change Project Admins, open a support request on the CAF service desk.

Benefits of a full repo sync vs. git clone of a repo

If syncing from git servers has been slow, try the following. Before you run "repo sync", please tell git to do an on-the-fly substitution of the git URLs to a different location:

git config --global url. git://

The major upside of using with "repo sync" is that repo will use a look-aside CDN location for downloading the majority of clone bundles but this only happens during "repo sync" not a regular git clone.  Additional details and mirror information can be found here:  CodeAurora Mirrors

You should be able to see the speed boost yourself if you run the following command:

Check what it says in "Average Dload" column after it's done. Probably more than 30k you're getting when doing "git clone".

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