Life of a patch

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The Android Open Source Project (AOSP) uses a web-based code review tool known as Gerrit. The flowchart below illustrates what happens to a patch after it's written. Though it may appear complex, the majority of the steps shown are performed in the web app.

For full instructions on getting set up to use Gerrit and Git, see Submitting patches.

workflow diagram

Figure 1. Patch workflow