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

Pranith Kumar Karampuri pkarampu at redhat.com
Tue Jan 12 09:24:17 UTC 2016

On 01/11/2016 01:00 PM, Pranith Kumar Karampuri wrote:
> 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.
> http://review.gluster.org/13211
> 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.
+ All the people who responded on the thread. Please update the patch 
with your suggestions.

> I hope the discussion will come to natural conclusions based on the 
> discussions there.
> Thanks
> Pranith
>> Thanks,
>> Vijay
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