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From Alex Huang <>
Subject RE: [DISCUSS] If BVT breaks, revert the commits...
Date Wed, 10 Jul 2013 04:02:23 GMT
Sorry this took a little longer than expected with the holiday in US.  Here's the first proposal
[1] on the automated test system.  Comments welcome.  

Specifically, I have one question on if we should have a staging branch for all release branches
and master where all checkins go and the build system automatically cherry-pick over commits
that passes the tests.

I believe we have a lot of pieces in place.  Prassana, Sudha, Rayees, Ram Ganesh, myself,
and a few others will be working to get this system in place.  


> -----Original Message-----
> From: David Nalley []
> Sent: Friday, June 28, 2013 8:44 PM
> To:
> Subject: Re: [DISCUSS] If BVT breaks, revert the commits...
> On Fri, Jun 28, 2013 at 8:18 PM, Alex Huang <> wrote:
> > After Dave's complain in the vmsync [MERGE] thread about BVT in horrible
> shape on master, I went around to figure out what exactly happened.  The
> best I can figure is that after a certain merge (I will leave out which merge as
> that's not important), BVT no longer runs automatically.  It was promised to
> be fixed and there are people who are actively fixing it but it's been in this
> way for about two weeks.  People running BVTs are working around the
> problem but it's not automated anymore and so it's no longer running on
> master.  I understand people are nice and tried to be accommodating to
> other people by working around the problem but sometimes we just have to
> be an arse.  So let me be that arse...
> >
> > New Rule....
> > If BVT or automated regression tests break on master or any release
> branch, we revert all commits that broke it.  It doesn't matter if they promise
> to fix it within the next hour.  If it's broken, the release manager will revert
> the commits and developers must resubmit.  It sounds mean but it's the only
> way this problem can be fixed.
> >
> > To avoid having a bunch of reverts and resubmits, the developers should
> be able to request that BVT run on their branch and don't merge until BVT on
> their branch is at 100%.  We will work on figuring out how to do that.
> >
> > Comments?
> >
> > --Alex
> +100 - not only +100 but I will increment ASFBots $beverage counter a
> few in your favor for suggesting this.
> --David

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