CodeAurora FAQ

Last modified by Lisa Lammens on 2019/05/09 21:26

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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:

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Contacts and escalation when technical problems are encountered

New mirror request process

  • To request a new mirror for an existing project, send an email to:  
  • Be sure to include:
    • The project the mirror request is for.
    • The URL where the code will be mirrored from.
    • The path to the CAF repo where the code will be mirrored and whether the mirror is in an existing repo or a new repo.
    • The Jira ticket showing approval.
    • If the mirror needs to be re-synced, how often. (Daily or Weekly)

History rewrite process

  • Repo history change requests send an email to:
  • Admins will make necessary changes to the repo config and respond. 
  • Once the history changes have been made respond back to 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, send an email to:  
  • Be sure to carbon-copy the project Admin so that they can approve the requested change.

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".

Created by Greg Stinocher on 2013/04/03 10:14
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