Is common when using git to leave some machine-parsable and human guessable strings in the form of ":"-separated "key: value" strings.
topic: Short commit subject Commit description spanning multiple lines while staying bound to the 79col limit. Bug-Id: 1234 CC: firstname.lastname@example.org Sample-Id: 00000000-zzuff
In Libav we leverage the following:
Topic tags should be single words referring to the area of interest followed by :. Example: a patch introducing a codec could have tag lavc:; subsequent patches could use the codec name e.g. h264:. Tags should not contain / and multiple can be added e.g. x86: h264:
Use the bugzilla bug id to refer to the issue fixed by the commit. Third party trackers should use a name prefix and a slash (vlc/1234 or videolan/1234 for example).
To make sure the patch is backported to the ReleaseBranch.
When fixing a Security issue refer to the sample solving the issue by its Sample-Id when available.
- Sometimes we receive informal/private reports by known individuals, use the tag to refer to them.