Purpose of the CODEOWNERS file

Ben Gamari ben at smart-cactus.org
Sat Jan 26 21:15:59 UTC 2019

Matthew Pickering <matthewtpickering at gmail.com> writes:

> There have been a flurry of MRs to add ownership to the CODEOWNERS
> file but it's not clear to me what this file does.
> It links to this page: https://docs.gitlab.com/ee/user/project/code_owners.html
> Which explains the syntax quite thoroughly but doesn't as far as I can
> see explain how this information is used?
> So before I add myself to some files, what does adding ownership actually do?
When you open a merge request GitLab assigns a set of appropriate
reviewers. This set is determined by the owners of the files your merge
request touches [1].


- Ben

[1] https://docs.gitlab.com/ee/user/project/merge_requests/merge_request_approvals.html#eligible-approvers
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