[webkit-dev] JSC String re-factorings are hosing the tree.

Kenneth Christiansen kenneth.christiansen at openbossa.org
Wed Apr 21 15:31:18 PDT 2010

That said, the Tiger bot is often lacking behind as well, which I'm
not sure should be acceptable for core builders.


On Wed, Apr 21, 2010 at 7:27 PM, Gavin Barraclough
<barraclough at apple.com> wrote:
> Hi Eric,
> Many apologies for the redness.  These changes are pretty much complete now,
> so hopefully there shouldn't be any more big file moves like this too soon.
> One thing that was hugely useful in minimizing the breakage as much as
> possible while making these changes was the ews bots – these generally
> helped me to get my patches building cleanly on all platforms bar Windows
> before committing.  It is a real shame that an ews bot isn't available for
> Windows, since this would be particularly useful - JSC changes frequently
> break Windows builds due to the .def files.
> I believe a big problem that caused the extended periods of redness was the
> slowness of the Windows test queues.  These can lag badly behind the builds,
> making failures here very are easy to miss - having landed a large change,
> and waited to watch the waterfall stay green for an extended period of time,
> it was easy to be under the misapprehension that everything was okay.  Only
> later would I discover windows test had started to fail.  Clearly there is a
> lesson I've learned here, but maybe we can find some more hardware to throw
> at these queues, to help them avoid getting quite so far behind.
> cheers,
> G.
> On Apr 21, 2010, at 1:39 PM, Eric Seidel wrote:
>> A large portion of the tree redness in the last 3 days is due to JSC
>> string re-factoring.
>> We need to build some better tools, or find some better method to land
>> these changes w/o hosing the tree.  I'm happy to help with building of
>> said tools if folks have requests/suggestions.
>> Broken in 58001  Fixes: 58003, 58006, 58007, 58008, 58010
>> Time: 55m
>> Broken in 57904   Fixes: 57908, 57911, 57912, 57917
>> Time 1hr 45m
>> Broken in 57829   Attempted fix: 57835, Rolled out in:57853
>> Time: 3h 21m
>> Re-broke in 57879   Fixes: 57883, 57884
>> Time: 3h 3m
>> Getting 57829 landed resulted in nearly a full work-day of tree
>> redness. :(  Also, even once a change is fixed, it will take 15 mins
>> or so for all the bots to cycle green.
>> -eric
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Kenneth Rohde Christiansen
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Qt Labs Americas, Nokia Technology Institute, INdT
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