[webkit-dev] Comment on the bug & email author/reviewer before reverting a patch
simon.fraser at apple.com
Wed Jul 9 13:44:43 PDT 2014
On Jul 9, 2014, at 1:15 PM, Ryosuke Niwa <rniwa at webkit.org> wrote:
> On Wed, Jul 9, 2014 at 1:08 PM, Brady Eidson <beidson at apple.com> wrote:
>> On Jul 9, 2014, at 12:39 PM, Ryosuke Niwa <rniwa at webkit.org> wrote:
>> On Wed, Jul 9, 2014 at 12:35 PM, Tim Horton <timothy_horton at apple.com> wrote:
>>> On Jul 9, 2014, at 12:10 PM, Maciej Stachowiak <mjs at apple.com> wrote:
>>> Could we teach webkitbot to do an appropriate notification with a waiting period? Either as part of rollout or add a new command to do it.
>> It already does. The “waiting period” is defined by when the person who asked for the rollout sets the cq+ bit on the rollout patch.
>> I don't think creating a rollout patch should be the standard method of notifying the author/reviewer. We should be informing the author/reviewer ahead of the time.
> We already have an automated tool that quickly and easily notifies the author/reviewer, and that tool also happens to create the rollout patch.
> As Tim points out, the rollout patch is never landed unless a reviewer (usually the person who created the rollout patch) sets the cq+ bit on it.
> I don’t see what negative effect the mere existence of the rollout patch has, or why we should codify into the process that a rollout patch is *not* created when notifying the author/reviewer.
> When the bug for a rollout is created, the original bug is automatically reopened.
> Also, the bot doesn't provide enough information as to what's breaking because it only takes a single line of description on IRC.
> It's crucial that whoever reverting a patch provide a detailed explanation on what build or test failed and provide a hyper link to build.webkit.org. Otherwise the original author and the reviewer may have no idea what went wrong.
I think the person who does the rollout should provide sufficient info in the rollout bug to justify the rollout. I would prefer this to new policy that requires emailing the committer and reviewer.
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