[openstack-dev] Adding GateFailureFix tag to commit messages

Matt Riedemann mriedem at linux.vnet.ibm.com
Sat Aug 23 23:12:12 UTC 2014

On 8/21/2014 11:55 AM, Sean Dague wrote:
> On 08/21/2014 11:02 AM, Armando M. wrote:
>> Hi folks,
>> According to [1], we have ways to introduce external references to
>> commit messages.
>> These are useful to mark certain patches and their relevance in the
>> context of documentation, upgrades, etc.
>> I was wondering if it would be useful considering the addition of
>> another tag:
>> GateFailureFix
>> The objective of this tag, mainly for consumption by the review team,
>> would be to make sure that some patches get more attention than others,
>> as they affect the velocity of how certain critical issues are addressed
>> (and gate failures affect everyone).
>> As for machine consumption, I know that some projects use the
>> 'gate-failure' tag to categorize LP bugs that affect the gate. The use
>> of a GateFailureFix tag in the commit message could make the tagging
>> automatic, so that we can keep a log of what all the gate failures are
>> over time.
>> Not sure if this was proposed before, and I welcome any input on the matter.
> A concern with this approach is it's pretty arbitrary, and not always
> clear which bugs are being addressed and how severe they are.
> An idea that came up in the Infra/QA meetup was to build a custom review
> dashboard based on the bug list in elastic recheck. That would also
> encourage people to categorize this bugs through that system, and I
> think provide a virtuous circle around identifying the issues at hand.
> I think Joe Gordon had a first pass at this, but I'd be more interested
> in doing it this way because it means the patch author fixing a bug just
> needs to know they are fixing the bug. Whether or not it's currently a
> gate issue would be decided not by the commit message (static) but by
> our system that understands what are the gate issues *right now* (dynamic).
> 	-Sean
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Joe's change has merged:


There should be an "Open reviews" section in the elastic-recheck status 
page now:




Matt Riedemann

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