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From Clint Wylie <cwy...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Forbidding forced git push
Date Fri, 15 Jan 2021 21:46:59 GMT
It seems like this will basically only affect release managers.

I am maybe -1 since I have personally had to force push to a release branch
while making an RC, when I optimistically pushed the tags and then found a
mistake doing preflight checks before sending the artifacts out to vote. I
did this so that I didn't have to do something like jump from RC1 to RC3
with a dead RC2 before it was even voted on.

I find since github added
https://github.blog/changelog/2018-11-15-force-push-timeline-event/ that
force-pushes aren't that terrible to deal with during a review even, so
would probably personally be in favor of relaxing our soft policy on them,
but it seems like everyone else is opposed to them, so i think it is also
fine to keep the soft policy as is and adding the link to it to the PR

On Fri, Jan 15, 2021 at 1:26 PM Gian Merlino <gian@apache.org> wrote:

> Will this help for the (common) case where PR branches are in people's
> forks?
> On Fri, Jan 15, 2021 at 1:00 PM Jihoon Son <jihoonson@apache.org> wrote:
> > Hi all,
> >
> > The forced git push is usually used to make the commit history clean,
> which
> > I understand its importance. However, one of its downsides is, because it
> > overwrites the commit history, we cannot tell the exact change between
> > commits while reviewing a PR. This increases the burden for reviewers
> > because they have to go through the entire PR again after a forced push.
> > For the same reason, we are suggesting to not use it in our
> documentation (
> >
> >
> https://github.com/apache/druid/blob/master/CONTRIBUTING.md#if-your-pull-request-shows-conflicts-with-master
> > ),
> > but I don't believe this documentation is well read by many people (It
> is a
> > good doc, BTW. Maybe we should promote it more effectively).
> >
> > Since branch sharing doesn't usually happen for us (AFAIK, there has been
> > no branch sharing so far), I think this is the biggest downside of using
> > forced push. To me, clean commit history is not a big gain compared to
> how
> > much it can make the review process worse, especially when the PR is big.
> >
> > So, I would like to suggest forbidding git forced push for the Druid
> > repository. It seems possible to disable it by creating an infra ticket (
> >
> >
> https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/INFRA-13613?jql=text%20~%20%22force%20push%22
> > ).
> > I can do it if everyone agrees.
> >
> > Would like to hear what people think.
> > Jihoon
> >

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