[llvm-dev] PSA: debuginfo-tests workflow changing slightly

Zachary Turner via llvm-dev llvm-dev at lists.llvm.org
Mon Nov 6 13:37:59 PST 2017

I’m going to spend a little time seeing if i can make the change invisible
to the bots so they will continue to work as they do today. Will report
back after I’ve explored that a bit
On Mon, Nov 6, 2017 at 1:35 PM Mike Edwards <medwards at apple.com> wrote:

> I'm honestly not opposed to this idea.  It just seems a shame to do this
> for purely logistical reasons if most people agree that the "right" place
> for debuginfo-tests is outside of the clang tree.
> I totally understand what you are saying here and will just add that
> sometimes being part of a larger community means being willing to do
> things, sometimes, not exactly the “right” way, due to logistical reasons.
> I am not opposed to what you would like to do, I’m just furrowing my brow
> at the timeframe in which to do it.
> That said, I'd still like to hear from ChrisM and MikeE about why it will
> take so long, because on the surface it seems like a low-impact move.
> Past experience has taught me, anything I think is going to be simple and
> quick to fix, rarely ever turns out that way.  While there will be a
> significant amount of work to change the way our bots work here at Apple,
> the work is not impossible to accomplish.  Given the choice, I would of
> course prefer an approach such as Paulr has suggested.  The ability to run
> things in parallel for a time provides for a much lower impact change on
> the entire community.  I think this approach may also give us some time to
> decide where the debuginfo-test should fit in the new mono-repo.  It would
> be a bummer to do the work necessary to make this change, only to discover
> we would have to do it differently in the not too distant future to
> accommodate the new mono-repo.
>  Zach, I do not want to be a blocker here.  I just want to make sure we
> have explored all of the options to make sure we are not missing a lower
> impact approach.  I also want to make sure we are not doing something that
> could wait until we migrate to the mono-repo next year.
> Thanks,
> Mike
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