> There have been a flurry of MRs to add ownership to the CODEOWNERS
> file but it's not clear to me what this file does.
> It links to this page: https://docs.gitlab.com/ee/user/project/code_owners.html >
> Which explains the syntax quite thoroughly but doesn't as far as I can
> see explain how this information is used?
> So before I add myself to some files, what does adding ownership actually do?
When you open a merge request GitLab assigns a set of appropriate
reviewers. This set is determined by the owners of the files your merge
request touches .