pre-upload: Make sure all size strings are 2 chars.

- Format string padding doesn't work b/c the strings get wrapped
in color codes.


Change-Id: I2a39b4e49834710f7a81f8dab3bd6eac487d8300
Reviewed-by: Mike Frysinger <>
Tested-by: Andrew Lamb <>
Commit-Queue: Andrew Lamb <>
1 file changed
tree: e29bf87521ba7143dab8c7cb9521d1fa4ce4dc29
  1. third_party/
  2. .gitignore
  3. blocked_terms.txt
  10. PRESUBMIT.cfg
  11. pytest.ini
  13. run_tests
  14. run_tests.vpython3
  15. unblocked_terms.txt

ChromiumOS Preupload Hooks

This repo holds hooks that get run by repo during the upload phase. They perform various checks automatically such as running linters on your code.

Note: Currently all hooks are enabled by default. Each repo must explicitly turn off any hook it wishes to disable.

Note: While we still use “presubmit” in many places (including config files), these checks only run at preupload time.


Normally these execute automatically when you run repo upload. If you want to run them by hand, you can execute directly. By default, that will scan the active repo and process all commits that haven't yet been merged. See its help for more info.


Sometimes you might want to bypass the upload checks. While this is strongly discouraged (often failures you add will affect others and block them too), sometimes there are valid reasons for this. You can simply use the option --no-verify when running repo upload to skip all upload checks. This will skip all checks and not just specific ones. It should be used only after having run & evaluated the upload output previously.

Config Files


This file is checked in the top of a specific git repository. Stacking them in subdirectories (to try and override parent settings) is not supported.


# Per-project `repo upload` hook settings.

[Hook Scripts]
cros format = cros format --check --commit ${PRESUBMIT_COMMIT} ${PRESUBMIT_FILES}
cros lint = cros lint --commit ${PRESUBMIT_COMMIT} ${PRESUBMIT_FILES}

[Hook Overrides]
cros_license_check: true
long_line_check: true
tab_check: true
stray_whitespace_check: true

[Hook Overrides Options]
cros_license_check: --exclude_regex=\b(checkpatch\.pl|kernel-doc)$


Hooks are executed in the top directory of the git repository. All paths should generally be relative to that point.

A few environment variables are set so scripts don't need to discover things.

  • PRESUBMIT_PROJECT: The project name being changed by the commit (e.g. ‘chromiumos/platform/firmware’).
  • PRESUBMIT_COMMIT: The full commit hash of your change.
  • PRESUBMIT_FILES: A list of files affected by your commit delimited by newlines (e.g. ‘\nsub/dir/’).


A few keywords are recognized to pass down settings. These are not environment variables, but are expanded inline. Files with whitespace and such will be expanded correctly via argument positions, so do not try to force your own quote handling.

  • ${PRESUBMIT_PROJECT}: List of files to operate on.
  • ${PRESUBMIT_FILES}: A list of files to operate on.
  • ${PREUPLOAD_COMMIT}: Commit hash.

[Hook Scripts]

This section allows for completely arbitrary hooks to run on a per-repo basis.

The key can be any name (as long as the syntax is valid), as can the program that is executed. The key is used as the name of the hook for reporting purposes, so it should be at least somewhat descriptive.

Whitespace in the key name is OK!

The keys must be unique as duplicates will silently clobber earlier values.

You do not need to send stderr to stdout. The tooling will take care of merging them together for you automatically.

The command respects shell-like syntax, but is not actually shell code. If you want to run arbitrary shell scripts, you should create a dedicated shell script and then execute that. This allows for linting of the script.

[Hook Scripts]
my first hook = program --gogog ${PRESUBMIT_FILES}
another hook = funtimes --i-need "some space" ${PRESUBMIT_FILES}
some fish = linter --ate-a-cat ${PRESUBMIT_FILES}
some cat = formatter --cat-commit ${PRESUBMIT_COMMIT}

[Hook Overrides]

This section allows for turning off common/builtin hooks.

Note: Not all hooks that we run may be disabled. We only document the ones that may be controlled by the config file here, but we run many more checks.

  • aosp_license_check: Require source files have an Android (Apache) license.
  • blank_line_check: Check for trailing blank lines.
  • branch_check: Require all commit messages have a BRANCH= line.
  • bug_field_check: Require all commit messages have a BUG= line.
  • cargo_clippy_check: Run Rust code through cargo clippy.
  • check_change_no_include_board_phase: Reject commit messages that refer to hardware board development phases (e.g. PVT).
  • checkpatch_check: Run commits through Linux's tool.
  • contribution_check: Check source files for invalid “not a contribution”.
  • cros_license_check: Require source files have a Chromium (BSD) license.
  • exec_files_check: Check common file types do not have +x permission bits.
  • filepath_chartype_check: Check source files for FilePath::CharType use.
  • git_cl_presubmit: Run git-cl logic if available.
  • handle_eintr_close_check: Check C++ code does not use unsafe HANDLE_EINTR(close(...)) idioms.
  • kernel_splitconfig_check: Require CrOS kernel config changes are separate commits from kernel code changes.
  • kerneldoc_check: Run commits through Linux's kernel-doc tool.
  • keyword_check: Check text files & commit messages for blocked terms.
  • long_line_check: Do not allow lines longer than 80 cols.
  • manifest_check: Check all ebuild Manifest files.
  • project_prefix_check: Require all commit message have a subdir prefix.
  • signoff_check: Require all commit messages have a Signed-off-by tag.
  • stray_whitespace_check: Check source files for stray whitespace.
  • tab_check: Do not allow tabs for indentation in source files.
  • tabbed_indent_required_check: Require tabs for indentation.
  • test_field_check: Require all commit messages have a TEST= line.

[Hook Overrides Options]

Some hooks accept custom options. The key name matches the Hook Overrides name above, so see that list for more details.

[Hook Overrides Options]
cros_license_check: --exclude_regex=\b(checkpatch\.pl|kernel-doc)$

Blocked and Unblocked Word List

blocked_terms.txt contains a default list of words which are blocked by keyword_check. unblocked_terms.txt is a default list of words which are unblocked.

Repohook references the global unblocked_terms.txt only if a copy doesn‘t exist in a project. Thus, you can copy unblocked_terms.txt to your project and remove the words which are already cleared locally. That’ll allow your project to manage keyword-blocking/unblocking individually. Each project can have multiple unblocked_terms.txt. The parent directories of each file being changed are searched. The one nearest to the file has a higher priority.

  1. Copy unblocked_terms.txt to the project's root directory.
  2. List which words are already cleared (or not present): $ ~/chromiumos/src/platform/dev/contrib/
  3. Remove the cleared words from the project's unblocked_terms.txt
  4. Test and submit CL.

Later you can do:

  1. Pick a word from the project's unblocked_terms.txt.
  2. Fix all occurrences of the word.
  3. Verify the clearance: $ ~/chromiumos/src/platform/dev/contrib/
  4. Remove the word from the project's unblocked_terms.txt.
  5. Test and submit CL.

Additionally for terms that cannot be removed, adding a comment with nocheck at the end of the line with the term(s) will skip the keyword_check on that line.

Example line skipping blocked term check. # nocheck
This line is still checked.
This line is also checked as nocheck is not on the end of the line.

Third Party code

We have many third party repos where you probably want to disable CrOS checks. You‘ll need to disable each one in your project’s PRESUBMIT.cfg file. See the reference above for which checks you probably want to disable.

Guidelines for Hooks and Hook Scripts

A good hook or hook script should execute quickly and reliably, and rarely give false-positive warnings. Here are some things to keep in mind while you're writing your hooks:

  1. Don‘t assume you’re running inside of the SDK. Hook scripts are executed outside the SDK. Additionally, we do not require that users have an SDK just to upload code, so don't try to enter the SDK either, as it may not even exist.
  2. Don't take too long to execute. Hooks that regularly take too long are generally skipped by users. As a general guideline, all hooks together shouldn't take more than a few seconds per commit.
  3. Don't run unit tests. Unit tests generally take too long to run as a pre-upload hook, and chances are you‘re going to need the SDK to do this anyway (so that’s a double no!).
  4. Don't modify files. Users expect you'll leave their Git repository clean.
  5. Don‘t assume host tools beyond what’s specified in the developer guide. If you need additional tools to run your checks, consider using cipd or vpython to distribute your dependencies.
  6. Don't prompt for user input. Your hooks shouldn't ask the users any questions, as your hooks may be run as a part of an automated script where user input is not expected.
  7. Don't assume that the current HEAD is the commit you are to analyze. You should be using ${PRESUBMIT_COMMIT} and interfacing via the git command to get the file contents.
  8. Don‘t assume you’re analyzing a commit. ${PRESUBMIT_COMMIT} may be set to the special string pre-submit indicating you should be analyzing uncommitted changes. Handle this case.
  9. Don‘t report issues with files the user didn’t touch. Use ${PRESUBMIT_FILES} to determine which files you are to check.

Reporting issues

You can file bugs here.

If you want to ask questions, use our normal development groups.