Testing of patches on this list

Daniel Axtens dja at axtens.net
Tue Feb 6 22:00:22 AEDT 2018

Andrew Donnellan <andrew.donnellan at au1.ibm.com> writes:

> Greetings,
> 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).

Congratulations Andrew and Russell!!!

For those of you who don't know, snowpatch is a cool project from Andrew
and Russell that takes series from the list using the API, applies them
with git, and passes the repository off to Jenkins for testing, and
reports back with the checks API. It's a cool project, and an excellent
use of the API - all made even cooler by being written in Rust :P


> 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.

I will - of course - be checking this before I merge patches!


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

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