[webkit-dev] Please be careful with webkitpy changes!

youenn fablet youennf at gmail.com
Thu Apr 2 09:46:54 PDT 2015


Do you have any additional information on why the first patch failed?
Can the problem be reproduced?

Le 1 avr. 2015 21:43, "Brent Fulgham" <bfulgham at apple.com> a écrit :

> Hi Everyone,
> We lost Windows EWS coverage for the past 36 hours due to a very
> benign-appearing change to some webkitpy code. I haven’t yet figured out
> why this particular set of changes caused the Windows bots to start
> failing, but it has to do with various differences between the Cygwin
> Python 2.7.8 build and the versions used on our other EWS bots.
> This does not seem like something developers SHOULD have to worry about,
> but it’s an unfortunately reality that they really do need to.
> To make matters worse, the patch that introduced the problem passed EWS.
> This is because the EWS bots only really begin using changes to webkitpy
> when they restart processing (about once every 10-13 build iterations).
> To help combat this problem, I’d like to request that when making changes
> to webkitpy, please keep an eye on the various EWS bots to make sure they
> continue processing. If they do start failing, please roll the patch back
> out and we can work together to resolve the issue.
> I apologize for how manual and inconvenient this needs to be (at least for
> now), but keeping the EWS up and running is critical to the smooth function
> of this project.
> If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to e-mail me or look for
> me on IRC.
> Thanks!
> -Brent
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