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Re: [Xen-devel] [Minios-devel] automation: Creating a patchwork instance to improve pre-commit build testing

On 24/07/2018, 10:46, "Wei Liu" <wei.liu2@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

    On Tue, Jul 24, 2018 at 10:38:24AM +0100, Lars Kurth wrote:
    > > On 24 Jul 2018, at 10:24, Wei Liu <wei.liu2@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
    > > 
    > > On Tue, Jul 24, 2018 at 03:06:08AM -0600, Jan Beulich wrote:
    > >>>>> On 23.07.18 at 18:40, <lars.kurth@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
    > >>> # How does this impact me?
    > >>> The contribution workflow is *not* impacted by this change, but once 
up and 
    > >>> running the following will happen once you post a patch or patch 
series to 
    > >>> xen-devel:
    > >>> * Patchwork will take patch series from the mailing list and applies 
    > >>> * CI/DC testing is triggered
    > >>> * A test report will be sent as a mail to the patch or the series 
(aka the 00 patch of the series)
    > >>> 
    > >>> This does mean though that series which do not build or show other 
    > >>> will likely not be reviewed until the tests pass. This would lessen 
    > >>> burden on reviewers, as they will know whether the code submitted 
builds on a 
    > >>> wide array of environments. 
    > >> 
    > >> So how are dependencies between series intended to be dealt with? It
    > >> is not uncommon for someone to say "applies only on top of xyz". The
    > >> implication of "will likely not be reviewed until the tests pass" seems
    > >> unsuitable to me in such a case.
    > >> 
    > > 
    > > We have been asking everyone to rebase to staging before posting a new
    > > version for a long time.  It is natural for the bot to assume that
    > > everything should apply on top of staging. That would provide most value
    > > to the community.
    > > 
    > > For special cases like you just mention, we should aim to provide
    > > mechanisms to manually appoint a branch to be tested.
    > Wei, Doug: I have another question, which is mainly for my own 
    > Right now we allow posting of patches to Linux, Qemu, xen.git,
    > OSSTEST, ... to xen-devel. The planned CI infrastructure only applies
    > to xen.git. Have you thought about how to handle such cases? 
    No. I haven't.  We may be able to use some heuristics here.
Or an alternative would be to say: if you want to use the test bot then CC 
xengit-testbot@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx (or something like it) when you submit the 
series. That would also get around Jan's issue with dependent series: you would 
simply not add the CC, when you know it won't build without a dependency.


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