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From John Kinsella <>
Subject Re: [DISCUSS] Introducing Gerrit for quality? was: [PROPOSAL] Using continuous integration to maintain our code quality...
Date Sat, 07 Jun 2014 02:28:10 GMT
+1 seems like a good idea.

On Jun 6, 2014, at 4:26 PM, Sheng Yang <<>>

Hi all,

Seems it's a good timing to bring back the discussion about the gerrit.

We want to do CI, and improve our code quality. One obvious way of doing
and reduce the workload of devs is introduce a tool to enforce the process.

I've checked out quite a few projects using gerrit, which would force you
to ask for review, and validation before the code can be committed to the
repo. Looks it's really a easier way for devs according what I've heard.

Even our competitor laid out a very detail workflow based on the use of
gerrit( ). I guess it can
make a good reference.

Well, gerrit has been brought up a few times before. And now the new
process we want to enforce just fits what gerrit(or other automation
review/test/commit software) is for.

Maybe it's the time for us to review the possibility of using a tool to
enforce our commits and improve our code quality(as well as transfer
knowledge) again?


On Tue, May 27, 2014 at 8:28 PM, David Nalley <<>>

On Tue, May 27, 2014 at 12:52 PM, Alex Huang <<>>
Like Chip, I am very concerned with this being dependent on a single
company, even if its the company that employs me. It isn't sustainable,
excludes others from contributing, and makes the project less
because it depends on a single company's infrastructure.

Agreed there.

I'm also unclear on the answer to the question in the FAQ. The first
time I
read it, I got the impression that you were happy to bring it up on
at the ASF if the ASF wanted to own it. The second time I read it I
if you meant that Citrix was going to attempt to donate hardware.

Sorry if I did not make that clear.  I meant the scripts/code that we
wrote are checked in publicly and we're willing to help set it up if ASF
provided the hardware.  I have not approach Citrix on donating the actual
hardware.  Although I can approach them if it speeds up the adoption

Finally - what do you think you need from ASF infra to make this happen?

It's currently about 10 servers with two networks.  One network is
static with IPMI to PXE boot the machines.  The other network is the actual
data network that CloudStack uses.  That's actually just enough for
XenServer and KVM.  In order to accommodate for HyperV, Bare Metal, LXC,
(which we do not have any test cases in the automation suits currently) we
will need even more machines.  We might be able to use nested
virtualization for the hypervisors to maintain server count at ten or a
little more than ten but we haven't explore that yet.

The CI process is up and running on those machines but because we didn't
have CI running on master before, automation tests that were passing for
4.3 are now broken again on 4.4. and master.  I think Sudha already
reported on the list that QA is busy trying to fix all the automation tests
to bring CI on 4.4-forward and master back to 100% pass rate.
Unfortunately, it's been delaying our effort to put this out in the public
and let the community try this themselves.


So the board just approved a 3 month budget, but the new board will
have to take up the remainder of the FY budget shortly after coming
into office. Perhaps worth coming up with an estimate of what this
will cost/need and getting it to president@ before that new budget is
taken up.


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