[cfe-dev] LLVM IRC channel flooded?

Renato Golin renato.golin at linaro.org
Wed May 20 11:04:42 PDT 2015

On 20 May 2015 at 18:47, Philip Reames <listmail at philipreames.com> wrote:
> One particular irritant is getting emails 12-24 hours later about someone else's
> breakage that has *already been fixed*.  The long cycling bots are really
> irritating in that respect.

That's not that easy to fix, and I think we'll have to cope with that
forever. Not all machines are fast, and some buildbots do a full
self-host, with compiler-rt and running all tests. Others do a full
benchmark run of LNT, running it 5-8 times, which can take several
hours on an ARM box.

The benchmark bots should be marked not to spam, since they're not
there to pick up errors, but the full self-hosting ones do need to
warn on errors. For example, right now I have a bug only on a thumbv7a
self-hosting bot, and not on others. I'm now bisecting it to find the
culprit, but this is not always clear, as the longer it takes for me
to realise, the harder it will be to fix it.

The only way out of it is for people to look at the fast bots, and if
they're fixed, check the commit that did it and see if the slow bot
has been fixed by the same commit later.

Buildbot owners will eventually pick those problems up, but as I said,
the longer it takes, the harder it is to get to the bottom of it, and
the higher is the probability of getting more regressions introduced
because the bot is red and won't warn.


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