Commit Message Length Configuration

The maximum lengths of the subject and message body can be configured in the standard Gerrit config file gerrit.config.

commitmessage.maxSubjectLength
Maximum length of the commit message’s subject line. Defaults to 65 if not specified or less than 0.
commitmessage.maxLineLength
Maximum length of a line in the commit message’s body. Defaults to 70 if not specified or less than 0.
commitmessage.longLinesThreshold
Percentage of commit message lines allowed to exceed the maximum length before a warning or error is generated. Defaults to 33 if not specified or less than 0.
commitmessage.rejectTooLong
If set to true, reject commits whose subject or line length exceeds the maximum allowed length. If not specified, defaults to false.