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Re: [Xen-devel] [PATCH v4] OSSTEST: introduce a raisin build test

On 05/18/2015 11:33 AM, Ian Campbell wrote:
> On Mon, 2015-05-18 at 11:08 +0100, George Dunlap wrote:
>> On Wed, May 13, 2015 at 12:48 PM, Stefano Stabellini
>> <stefano.stabellini@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>>> On Wed, 13 May 2015, Ian Campbell wrote:
>>>> On Tue, 2015-05-12 at 12:46 +0100, Stefano Stabellini wrote:
>>>>>> Would a separate clone of the same raisin version with some sort of
>>>>>> "dist" directory transported over be sufficient and supportable? Or are
>>>>>> raisin's outputs not in one place and easily transportable?
>>>>>> i.e. today build-$ARCH-libvirt picks up the dist.tar.gz files from the
>>>>>> corresponding build-$ARCH, unpacks them and asks libvirt to build
>>>>>> against that tree.
>>>>> Moving the dist directory over should work, although I have never tested
>>>>> this configuration.
>>>> Would you be willing to support this as a requirement going forward?
>>> Yeah, I think it is OK
>>>> I assume that it is not also necessary to reclone all the trees for the
>>>> preexisting components, just the new ones?
>>> Only if the user asks for a components to be built, the corresponding
>>> tree is cloned.
>> Won't the problem here be disentangling the stuff installed in dist/
>> (or whatever it's called) from the things we want to rebuild vs the
>> things we want to change?
> From the osstest PoV at least the proposal here only involves building
> additional things, not rebuilding anything which came from a previous
> build.
> e.g. given a build of xen.git now do a build of libvirt.git using those
> previously built Xen libs.

Sure; but what I'm saying is if you do xen-full-build, you'll have a
dist/ which contains:
 * qemut
 * qemuu
 * seabios
 * xen
 * libvirt
 * (&c)

But when you re-build just libvirt, what you want is a dist/ that contains:
 * qemut
 * qemuu
 * seabios
 * xen

Specifically, you want it *not* to contain anything from the previous
libvirt builds.  That's what I'm talking about.

> Per component dist dirs is similarly surely possible but perhaps not
> something raisin wants.

You could in theory have per-component "output" directories, and then a
global "input" directory which was blown away at the beginning of every
raisin build and re-constructed as needed.  That would be the sort of
equivalent of the mock-style RPM build (where the chroot represents the
global "input").

Not sure how well that would work, though.


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