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From Udo Kohlmeyer <>
Subject Re: [DISCUSS] is overriding a PR check ever justified?
Date Fri, 22 Nov 2019 22:02:16 GMT
@Jason, thank you for clarification.. I just pointed out to @Naba that 
it was the wrong thread. As, like in many cases, the original intent of 
the thread is lost because someone has asked a question, not directly 
relating to the thread and then the whole thread is derailed.

When I asked for a vote, I was asking should we be voting on whether we 
should allow overrides. It was inconclusive, with 4 against and 3 for 
overrides. Which really leaves us in a position where some feel we 
should allow the "break glass emergency" override of branch protection 
and some don't, and the rest of the 90+ committers who don't care.

Are you suggesting that every override now becomes a vote on the dev 
list? Given that we don't have a real stance on whether we allow it or 
not, maybe that is best UNTIL we hit a scenario where we cannot get 
consensus on the override.


On 11/22/19 1:06 PM, Jason Huynh wrote:
> @Udo - I think Naba was asking why the original commit that broke the
> pipeline wasn't detected.
> I think instead of a vote email, an email alerting the dev list that an
> override needs to take place is still good to have.  If nothing else, to
> identify areas that we might be able to improve with additional coverage or
> checks.
> On Fri, Nov 22, 2019 at 12:40 PM Udo Kohlmeyer <>
> wrote:
>> @Naba.. wrong thread :)
>> We have real scenario here now, where we have no consensus on whether we
>> are allowed or not allowed to override.. Do we vote now? OR do we apply
>> common sense?
>> TBH, at this junction we should really just do whatever we believe is
>> correct. A committer is appointed due to trust, so we should trust that
>> our committers will do the right thing.
>> But the same trust that our committers would always do the right thing
>> has gotten us to this point where we don't trust....
>> MUCH bigger chicken-and-egg problem.
>> I motion that we vote on this. I would also like to request all those
>> AGAINST the override to provide strategies for us to not shoot-ourselves
>> in the foot. (like Dan said)
>> --Udo
>> On 11/22/19 12:30 PM, Nabarun Nag wrote:
>>> Just out of curiosity, why did the PR checks for GEODE-7488 not fail and
>>> allowed it be merged? Is something lacking in our testing?
>>> On Fri, Nov 22, 2019 at 12:19 PM Dan Smith <> wrote:
>>>> On Fri, Nov 22, 2019 at 11:56 AM Owen Nichols <>
>> wrote:
>>>>> Tallying the votes from this thread, it looks like the majority vote
>>>> to
>>>>> NEVER allow override even in extreme circumstance.
>>>> I think a better way of summarizing this thread so far is that there
>> isn't
>>>> really a consensus on this point, opinions seem to be fairly split. This
>>>> wasn't a vote, and not everybody who expressed an opinion put a number
>> next
>>>> to their opinion or was directly aligned with the statement above.
>>>> Maybe folks who think there should not be an override option could
>> propose
>>>> a specific process for dealing with issues like what Robert just did and
>>>> try to bring the rest of us on board with that?
>>>> -Dan

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