This is documentation for the next version of Loki. For the latest stable release, go to the latest version.

Open source

Backport commits

Any PRs or commits not on the release branch that you want to include in the release must be backported to the release branch.

Before you begin

  1. Determine the VERSION_PREFIX.

  2. If the release branch already has all the code changes on it, skip this step.


  1. Pick a PR that you want to backport to release-VERSION_PREFIX branch.

  2. Add two labels to the PR. First, one of the product-approved, type/doc or type/bug appropriately. This is to make sure the PRs that are backported are done with right intention. Second backport release-VERSION_PREFIX label. Now CI should automatically create backport PR to the correct release branch. Example PR


    CI automation can fail sometimes if there are some merge conflicts in cherry picking the commits. In those cases, the original PR where you added the label should have additional comment explaining how to backport it manually.


    The CI job that helps with backporting PR is `.github/workflows/backport.yml`. Useful for debugging purposes.
  3. Repeat the above steps for any PRs that need to be backported.

Backporting Release PRs

If backporting a release PR, make sure you remove any autorelease: pending or autorelease: tagged labels before merging the backport PR. By default our backport action brings over all labels, but these labels are reserved for the release workflow and will cause future pipelines to fail if left of backport PRs.