[Buildbot-devel] reconfig, import and exec
robert at roberthelmer.com
Fri May 11 19:15:43 UTC 2007
Geoff Wedig wrote:
> I am having a problem with reconfig which I am hoping someone might give
> me some ideas how to fix.
> We have a lot of builds for various projects. To avoid having a huge
> master.cfg, we have broken out portions (individual projects, slave
> management, etc) into their own .py files. This makes the master.cfg
> very simple:
> import slave_config
> import project1
> import project2
> This works great when starting up the buildbot. It doesn't work so well
> when doing reconfig. This is because, as far as I can tell, the
> reconfig is being done using exec (see loadConfig in master.py). This
> exec is executing the master (verified with print statements), but is
> not re-importing any of the scripts (again, as far as I can tell), but
> using the original versions. This means it doesn't see any of the
> changes in those files.
> So, I can't imagine no one else has tried this, but I haven't found
> anything in the docs to help figure out how to get around it. Can
> anyone help?
This seems to work:
Where "mozbuild" has our specific code (e.g. subclasses of Steps).
On the general point of splitting out the config files, I really like
the idea. There's a feature request open to have buildbot support this
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