[openstack-dev] [tripleo] CI Squad Meeting Summary (week 26) - job renaming discussion

Jiří Stránský jistr at redhat.com
Fri Jun 30 15:09:02 UTC 2017

On 30.6.2017 17:06, Jiří Stránský wrote:
> On 30.6.2017 15:04, Attila Darazs wrote:
>> = Renaming the CI jobs =
>> When we started the job transition to Quickstart, we introduced the
>> concept of featuresets[1] that define a certain combination of features
>> for each job.
>> This seemed to be a sensible solution, as it's not practical to mention
>> all the individual features in the job name, and short names can be
>> misleading (for example ovb-ha job does so much more than tests HA).
>> We decided to keep the original names for these jobs to simplify the
>> transition, but the plan is to rename them to something that will help
>> to reproduce the jobs locally with Quickstart.
>> The proposed naming scheme will be the same as the one we're now using
>> for job type in project-config:
>> gate-tripleo-ci-centos-7-{node-config}-{featureset-config}
>> So for example the current "gate-tripleo-ci-centos-7-ovb-ha-oooq" job
>> would look like "gate-tripleo-ci-centos-7-ovb-3ctlr_1comp-featureset001"
> I'd prefer to keep the job names somewhat descriptive... If i had to
> pick one or the other, i'd rather stick with the current way, as at
> least for me it's higher priority to see descriptive names in CI results
> than saving time on finding featureset file mapping when needing to
> reproduce a job result. My eyes scan probably more than a hundred of
> individual CI job results daily, but i only need to reproduce 0 or 1 job
> failures locally usually.
> Alternatively, could we rename "featureset001.yaml" into
> "featureset-ovb-ha.yaml" and then have i guess something like
> "gate-tripleo-ci-centos-7-ovb-3ctlr_1comp-ovb-ha" for the job name?
> Maybe "ovb" would be there twice, in case it's needed both in node
> config and featureset parts of the job name...
> Or we could pull the mapping between job name and job type in an
> automated way from project-config.

^ I mean for the purposes of reproducing a CI job, in a similar way we 
do it for running the CI job in the first place.

> (Will be on PTO for a week from now, apologies if i don't respond timely
> here.)
> Have a good day,
> Jirka
>> The advantage of this will be that it will be easy to reproduce a gate
>> job on a local virthost by typing something like:
>> ./quickstart.sh --release tripleo-ci/master \
>>        --nodes config/nodes/3ctlr_1comp.yml \
>>        --config config/general_config/featureset001.yml \
>>        <virthost>
>> Please let us know if this method sounds like a step forward.

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