Testing of patches on this list

Andrew Donnellan andrew.donnellan at au1.ibm.com
Tue Feb 6 19:55:14 AEDT 2018


Russell and I, with some help from Daniel, are now testing patches on 
this list as they come in using snowpatch. Hopefully, this will allow us 
to catch test failures before Travis CI (which only triggers after 
patches are merged).

Test results will be posted to Patchwork and visible on the patch list 
and patch details pages at 
https://patchwork.ozlabs.org/project/patchwork/list/, along with a link 
to the build log.

We're running the --quick-tox test suite, so no Selenium tests (they 
seem to be a bit flaky, and they add significantly to test run time).

Right now, we only report success or failure based on whether the patch 
passes or fails the entire quick-tox suite - we don't break it down by 
configuration. However the log should give enough information to work 
that out. At some point we'll figure out how to do pep8 reporting as well.

At the moment the only reporting is via the patchwork interface, no 
email alerts or anything.

This is experimental for the time being, we'll likely run into a few 
problems along the way. Comments and feedback welcome! Patchwork is a 
nice low traffic project for us to dogfood our own API on before we 
switch this on for LinuxPPC...

Apologies for the noise on the list as we tested this setup!

Thanks to Joel Stanley for helping us with Jenkins setup, and a certain 
bookstore-turned-cloud-provider for having a free tier of VMs for us to 
run our tests with...


Andrew Donnellan              OzLabs, ADL Canberra
andrew.donnellan at au1.ibm.com  IBM Australia Limited

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