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From Alexander Shorin <>
Subject Re: [DISCUSSION] Disallow all merges of PRs to master that cause tests to fail
Date Wed, 16 Aug 2017 19:49:55 GMT
It's strange to say something else than +1 or question the topic in any way.

Good call, Joan!

On Wed, Aug 16, 2017 at 6:46 AM, Joan Touzet <> wrote:
> Hi committers,
> I'd like to propose a change to our policy on version control, namely
> that no check-ins be allowed on the master branch unless CI test runs
> against that PR are clean.
> We've worked hard as a group to get runs clean. We need to protect
> that achievement and investment in our test suite. That means not
> letting rogue check-ins slip by because we are ignoring a red X in
> GitHub (GH) from the Travis run.
> Things I see as exceptions:
> * Changes to things clearly not related to the test suite, i.e.
>   documentation, support scripts, rel/overlay/etc/ files, etc.
> * Changes already agreed upon in a previous PR/discussion for
>   administrative tasks
> Interesting situation right now for a discussion: Garren has a PR up[1]
> that enables the mango tests to be part of the standard Travis/Jenkins
> runs. Unfortunately, it doesn't pass on one of our platforms right now
> and that needs investigation. Should we allow the PR to land and fix
> the problems in master, or should the PR hold-up until it can land along
> with the fixes for the failing mango tests? I can see both sides of this
> argument.
> It may or may not be possible for our GH setup to actually prevent such
> checkins (the Apache GH setup is somewhat restricted, and various things
> like commit hooks and webhooks have to be configured by INFRA, not us).
> I'd like to further discuss whether people feel such a hook would be
> acceptable, onerous or otherwise. Personally, I worry that such a setup
> might prevent us from checking in some of the exceptions above, but if
> there is a way around it, we could proceed down that path.
> What do you think, sirs?[2]
> Joan
> [1]:
> [2]: It's a Mystery Science Theatre 3000 Joel reference. :)

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