[Gluster-infra] [Gluster-devel] NetBSD tests not running to completion.

Pranith Kumar Karampuri pkarampu at redhat.com
Mon Jan 11 07:30:15 UTC 2016

On 01/09/2016 12:34 AM, Vijay Bellur wrote:
> On 01/08/2016 08:18 AM, Jeff Darcy wrote:
>>>           I think we just need to come up with rules for considering a
>>> platform to have voting ability before merging the patch.
>> I totally agree, except for the "just" part.  ;)  IMO a platform is much
>> like a feature in terms of requiring commitment/accountability,
>> community agreement on cost/benefit, and so on.  You can see a lot of
>> that in the feature-page template.
>> https://github.com/gluster/glusterfs-specs/blob/master/in_progress/template.md 
>> That might provide a good starting point, even though some items won't
>> apply to a platform and others are surely missing.  It's new territory,
>> after all.  Also, I believe the bar for platforms should be higher than
>> for features, because a new platform multiplies our test load (and
>> associated burdens) instead of merely adding to it.  Also, new features
>> rarely impact all developers the way that new platforms do.
>> Nobody should be making assumptions or unilateral decisions about
>> something as important as when it is or is not OK to block all merges
>> throughout the project.  That needs to be the subject of an explicit and
>> carefully considered community decision.  That, in turn, requires some
>> clearly defined cost/benefit analysis and resource commitment. If we
>> don't get the process right this time, we'll end up having this same
>> conversation yet again, and I'm sure nobody wants that.
> Agree here.
> Pranith - can you please help come up with a governance process for 
> platforms in consultation with Jeff and Emmanuel? Once it is ready we 
> can propose that in the broader community and formalize it.

Sent the following rfc patch which will be updated based on the discussions.

I left the decisions we need to come up with as TBD in the sections. 
Please feel free to suggest what you would like to see there as comments 
on the patch. If we need more sections that we need to consider, let us 
add them as comments too.
I will periodically refresh the patch based on the decisions that are 
agreed upon.

I hope the discussion will come to natural conclusions based on the 
discussions there.

> Thanks,
> Vijay

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