[openstack-dev] [docs][neutron] checking link integrity in the gate

Doug Hellmann doug at doughellmann.com
Wed Sep 6 17:09:19 UTC 2017

Excerpts from Doug Hellmann's message of 2017-09-05 13:53:40 -0400:
> Excerpts from Boden Russell's message of 2017-09-05 11:25:34 -0600:
> > 
> > On 9/5/17 11:03 AM, Doug Hellmann wrote:
> > > Is eventlet being initialized (or partially initialized) when a module
> > > from the application is imported for the auto-generated API
> > > documentation?
> > More than likely :)
> > But even if they are, what's the fix/workaround?
> > 
> Ensure that it is fully initialized, or not initialized at all, I would
> think. I'm sure Sphinx does not expect to be running under eventlet.
> I see a comment in neutron's doc/source/conf.py about another issue with
> eventlet and some of the test code. I would start by configuring pbr to
> ignore the test code when generating class documentation and see if that
> eliminates both problems. See "autodoc_tree_excludes" in
> https://docs.openstack.org/pbr/latest/user/using.html#pbr for details.
> If that doesn't help, then I would try to find a way to avoid
> initializing eventlet at all. For example, set an environment variable
> in doc/source/conf.py and then look for it in
> neutron/common/eventlet_utils.py and skip the call to
> eventlet.monkey_patch().
> If neither of those options work, we can continue thinking of other
> ideas.
> Doug

Something to watch out for when using link check in CI: It's a path for
someone outside of your team to break your gate, just by renaming a web
page. It might be more useful to schedule regular manual runs and

The docs team may have suggestions for how they handle that on the main
docs.o.o site and the guides they manage.


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