So this was my second time having some adventure with gerrit for OpenDaylight (also read about the first time, if you are curious). This time, I pulled the remote changes and tried to commit my new changes by adding my changes. This created a merge as the commit from the remote repository and my local commits merged in a single pull request, and hence my commit failed with the below message.
$ git review You are about to submit multiple commits. This is expected if you are submitting a commit that is dependent on one or more in-review commits. Otherwise you should consider squashing your changes into one commit before submitting. The outstanding commits are: fe17631 (HEAD, master) Fix bug 4535/4541 475fae6 Use odlparent-lite as artifacts parent Do you really want to submit the above commits? Type 'yes' to confirm, other to cancel: yes remote: Processing changes: refs: 1, done To ssh://firstname.lastname@example.org:29418/messaging4transport.git ! [remote rejected] HEAD -> refs/publish/master/bug/4535 (you are not allowed to upload merges) error: failed to push some refs to 'ssh://email@example.com:29418/messaging4transport.git'
$ git statusOn branch master Your branch is ahead of 'origin/master' by 2 commits. (use "git push" to publish your local commits) nothing to commit, working directory clean
So it indeed shows as 2 commits - one mine, and the one pulled from the remote repository.
I had to rebase to the master to fix this.
$ git rebase origin/master
However, this left my commit attributed to the author of the previous commit, in the commit log when I try to git review.
I had to amend the author to finally fix the commit message successfully git review following that.
$ git commit --amend --author "FirstName LastName"