[cfe-dev] New buildbot with -Werror

David Jones via cfe-dev cfe-dev at lists.llvm.org
Tue Mar 22 17:17:30 PDT 2016

On Tue, Mar 22, 2016 at 5:03 PM, David Blaikie <dblaikie at gmail.com> wrote:

> Could we change the buildbot config to treat
> warnings-as-errors-that-continue in the build step? (so we get the benefit
> of further execution tests, while still sending fail-mail, etc for the
> warning?)
That sounds reasonable, although the buildbot implementation seems to be
pretty focused on make:
I'm guessing that between CMake and Ninja, buildbot will probably need some
minor changes.

> On Tue, Mar 22, 2016 at 5:00 PM, David Jones via cfe-dev <
> cfe-dev at lists.llvm.org> wrote:
>> Greetings,
>> I would like to propose adding a buildbot which builds with -Werror. The
>> reason for a new buildbot in this configuration is twofold:
>> 1. It helps users who track and release from ToT, because they
>> (generally) seem to build with -Werror. Speaking from experience :-), new
>> warnings tend to crop up in a large range of commits, and end up blocking
>> one or more of these downstream users. These users also seem to span
>> several organizations, which makes coordination difficult.
>> 1a. The current buildbots do not build with -Werror so that they will run
>> tests even if warnings are generated. It may or may not be reasonable to
>> enable -Werror by default for buildbots at some point in the future, but I
>> don't think it's quite reasonable to do so yet (judging based on the rate
>> at which new warnings seem to get added, that would leave too many
>> buildbots broken). Adding a buildbot in the -Werror configuration should
>> help to inform any such future changes.
>> 2. It helps users who develop without -Werror (either by conscious choice
>> or by oversight). Commits which inadvertently add warnings often seem to
>> get reverted; however, if a buildbot can deliver warnings quickly, the
>> committer can submit a small fix right away.
>> I have uploaded a diff to Phabricator, however I ask to please keep
>> high-level comments on this thread:
>> http://reviews.llvm.org/D18382
>> This build would be owned and monitored by Google.
>> If there are no strong objections in the next few days, I will go ahead
>> with this plan.
>> Thanks,
>> dlj
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