[ovs-dev] robot suggestion

Aaron Conole aconole at redhat.com
Tue Jul 31 20:12:50 UTC 2018

Ben Pfaff <blp at ovn.org> writes:

> Today we've seen some failure reports from the robot because the build
> was broken on master.  That will happen occasionally (often, as in this
> case, because the robot uses a GCC version different from the
> submitter).  Maybe the robot should even report it, probably in a
> general email to the list rather than a followup to a particular patch.
> But it's not helpful to report those errors as related to a particular
> patch.
> So, maybe the robot should build the upstream branch before it applies
> the patch.  If that build fails, it shouldn't bother to report the error
> relative to the patch in question (but maybe as a general error to the
> list).  It could then apply the patch and report anything from
> checkpatch.

Good idea.  I'll try to implement it as soon as I can.  In the mean time
apologies for the bot going haywire.

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