[webkit-dev] LayoutTests results fallback graph

Adam Barth abarth at webkit.org
Tue Jul 12 21:01:12 PDT 2011

On Tue, Jul 12, 2011 at 8:34 PM, Ryosuke Niwa <rniwa at webkit.org> wrote:
> On Tue, Jul 12, 2011 at 8:19 PM, Dirk Pranke <dpranke at chromium.org> wrote:
>> Hum. I take it back ... it still wouldn't be a tree, since
>> chromium-mac-leopard would fall back to chromium-mac-snowleopard, then
>> mac-leopard, but chromium-mac-snow-leopard would fall back to
>> mac-snowleopard (giving chromium-mac-snowleopard two parents). And it
>> looks like chromium-mac-leopard picks up 3,494 baselines from
>> mac-leopard :(.
> Can we create chromium-mac and move everything that's shared between
> chromium-mac-leopard and chromium-mac-snowleopard there?
> It seems wrong for chromium-mac-leopard to fallback to
> chromium-mac-snowleopard.

This somewhat surprising fallback strategy is common across ports.
The "why" is explained on this wiki page:



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