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Re: [Xen-devel] [PATCH OSSTEST v2] Add libvirt build and test jobs.

(Sorry for dropping this mail and not replying earlier...)

Ian Campbell writes ("Re: [PATCH OSSTEST v2] Add libvirt build and test jobs."):
> One wrinkle is that the submodule clone does not use the git cache,
> because it uses a URL contained in the libvirt git tree:
>         libvirt# cat .gitmodules 
>         [submodule "gnulib"]
>               path = .gnulib
>               url = git://git.sv.gnu.org/gnulib.git

Hrm, that's annoying.

> It doesn't look like gnulib is especially large/slow to clone
> (especially compared with some of the other repos we clone).

I still think it would be best to fix this.  Using the cache also
gives us the option to continue if the upstream isn't reachable.

> If this behaviour is intolerable then it might be possible to induce
> things to use the cache with suitable pullInsteadOf options
> in .gitconfig and/or .git/config. Maybe.

Perhaps the git clone runes in build_clone could automatically edit
the submodule configuration.


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