[Buildbot-devel] Killing running build automatically

Martijn van Oosterhout kleptog at gmail.com
Wed Jan 7 18:24:02 UTC 2015

On 7 January 2015 at 16:59, Mikhail Sobolev <mss at mawhrin.net> wrote:

> On Wed, Jan 07, 2015 at 03:54:31PM +0000, Pierre Tardy wrote:
> > I think you idea of cancelling the current builds and buildrequests for
> > parent changes is a good idea, but this is something that has to be
> > implemented.
> Looks like it.
Ok, if there's nothing there now I'll see if I can make it work somehow.
Note, I'm not talking necessarily about parent changes, but updates to the
patch itself. Version 3 of a patch is not a parent of version 4.

> > Note that this will also have the drawback of cancelling
> > actual work done, and reducing the traceability of which change is
> > responsible for a build failure.
> > > Sometimes, someone makes a
> > > modification and updates their change. What I'd like to do is stop any
> > > buildbot that is processing the old change.
> In this scenario, if I understand correctly, there's no loss of
> traceability: a
> new patches for the same change has arrived so the old one is not relevant
> any
> more.
Right. In this setting letting the build continue is a complete waste of
time because Gerrit will ignore reviews on superceded patches.

Have a nice day,

Martijn van Oosterhout <kleptog at gmail.com> http://svana.org/kleptog/
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