[Buildbot-devel] How to handle logfiles when multiple tests are run in a single buildstep

William Deegan bill at baddogconsulting.com
Wed Apr 13 00:38:28 UTC 2011


Log files are very long per test, so concatenating them would not be 
Looks like addLogFile will be my friend.

Will I need to deploy such to the buildslaves as well?
Any examples of such?


On 4/12/2011 3:28 PM, Amber Yust wrote:
> I think you missed what Bill was asking about. It seems he's 
> converting /from/ one step per test /to/ many tests per step, and is 
> inquiring about how best to handle logs for those tests.
> Bill, is there a particular use-case that you have that would not be 
> able to work with just having all of the tests output into the same 
> shared log for the step? If having a shared log would work, you can 
> just have all of the tests log to stdio and use the existing log, 
> greping through for whatever individual test you need.
> If you absolutely need links to separate logfiles, you'll probably 
> have to subclass one of the BuildStep classes to add in some 
> additional addLogFile calls.
> ~Amber
> On Tue, Apr 12, 2011 at 3:23 PM, Fulvio Cervone <fcervone at me.com 
> <mailto:fcervone at me.com>> wrote:
>     Bill,
>     If you have one step per test you will get a log per step (the
>     stdio), and the link to each log file will be available to you; so
>     you can just put the link in a mail and send it out (I assume that
>     you need to send reports with pass and fail, so you will have a
>     mail notifier, in which you can append lines from each log and
>     generate a report).
>     Another way would be to get the steps to dump the output to a
>     file, and then you can manipulate the file content and do whatever
>     you see fit.
>     Just check the mail notifier section on the manual; it has a great
>     example where you can see how to call the logs, parse them and
>     stick the links to the logs in a message formatter (either in html
>     or plain text if you prefer).
>     Either way is very simple, but maybe there are others that are
>     even easier :)
>     -f
>     On Apr 12, 2011, at 11:16 AM, William Deegan wrote:
>     > Greetings,
>     >
>     > I'll be changing a build from having a buildstep per test to on
>     > buildstep which launches the tests into a compute farm via
>     gridengine.
>     >
>     > I'm wondering what's the best way to create links to the logfile
>     > generated by these tests?
>     > Typically 1 or 2 per test.
>     >
>     > Ideally the buildstep would show the number of passed/failed
>     tests and
>     > have links to all the tests logfiles.
>     >
>     > Any advice on the simplest way to accomplish this is most welcome!
>     >
>     > Thanks,
>     > Bill
>     >

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