[flang-dev] [cfe-dev] Status of Bugzilla Migration

Reid Kleckner via flang-dev flang-dev at lists.llvm.org
Thu Dec 2 09:23:53 PST 2021

Thanks for all the work and info, Anton. Based on your writeup, I think
option 3 is best.

Losing the last update timestamps on all the issues is unfortunate, but I
think it's OK. We already know the migration doesn't have perfect fidelity,
and that's OK.

I also think we can wait a day to get labels on the migrated issues. I
think my bigger concern with the rate-limited APIs is that it's hard to
test scripts that take 20 hours to run, so there is some risk that the
label migration script fails or mislabels issues. Still, I would just hope
for the best here. It's not critical to get labels on old issues on day 1.
Maybe one way to deal with this is to apply labels to recently modified
issues first.

Notifications are concerning, but your test via the web UI gives me enough
confidence to want to push forward.

Finally, you are sort of the one in the hot seat here doing the work, so I
favor any solution that takes the pressure off you. :) That means either
going back to bugzilla temporarily, or moving forward with the migration
and fixing the labels as best we can over time.

On Wed, Dec 1, 2021 at 11:37 PM Anton Korobeynikov via cfe-dev <
cfe-dev at lists.llvm.org> wrote:

> Dear All,
> Some of you who are checking the migration notes
> (https://bit.ly/3HVjr7a) might already have noticed that we're stuck
> again. Let me provide more information about what is going on now and
> what the plans are.
> As a reminder, previously we imported all issues in the archive repo
> and essentially the very last step remained: migration to the live
> llvm-project repo. This step is crucial and one-way, once started we
> cannot undo the steps we'd made. We also have to rely on GitHub here
> as we cannot do it via rate-limited API calls
> During the final checks two issues were revealed:
>   - Notifications are still sent in some cases
>   - Migration sets the last modification date of the closed issues (it
> looks like it was implemented like "re-open issue, transfer and close
> again"). As a result, all closed issues essentially got sorted
> chronologically before the real open ones.
> These issues were fixed at GitHub side and we proceeded with
> re-checking everything. It turned out that another issue appeared: the
> labels were silently lost and the migrated issues were completely
> labelless, despite being annotated by 140+ labels we had originally.
> For now this is a show-stopper issue. The issue was reported and
> acknowledged by GitHub, however, not ETA was provided.
> Our current options are:
>   1. Abandon the migration
>   2. Wait until the issue is resolved on GitHub side
>   3. Try to find alternative solutions to workaround GitHub issue
> 2. is essentially not an option. I am proposing to abandon the
> migration and unlock the bugzilla if the solution will not be found by
> the end of this week.
> The only alternative I'm seeing is to apply the labels post-migration.
> There are important downsides:
>   - This has to be done via GitHub API and we're rate limited to ~5000
> requests per hour, so this means that the labelling will take ~20
> hours. I was told that there is no way for us to have the API rate
> limit increased.
>   - This might trigger notifications. My quick check via web ui does
> not, but I cannot be 100% with anything here
>   - (the most important) This will screw the "last modified" timestamp
> as label setting is an event that is recorded in the issue. There is
> no way to set some "old" timestamp, it is assigned by GitHub
> automatically.
>  For now I'm testing the script for 3. and waiting for any news from
> GitHub.
> I will keep you updated.
> --
> With best regards, Anton Korobeynikov
> On behalf of LLVM Foundation
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