[infra][release] delete old EOL'd stable branches
hberaud at redhat.com
Wed Jan 27 10:23:31 UTC 2021
Le mar. 26 janv. 2021 à 18:35, Jeremy Stanley <fungi at yuggoth.org> a écrit :
> On 2021-01-26 17:52:07 +0100 (+0100), Előd Illés wrote:
> > 1. I've used the list_eol_stale_branches.sh  script to get the list of
> > such not-yet-deleted branches for Ocata . They are all tagged with
> > 'ocata-eol', but stable/ocata branch still exists for them. Could you
> > delete these? 
> I'm happy to, have you made sure any open reviews for those branches
> are abandoned first? Gerrit won't allow deletion of a branch with
> open reviews.
I think we need a first round of inspection on these stale branches to see
if opened patches exist and then if needed start discussion with teams to
ask them to drop the patches those who have been found.
I'll try to add this feature to check for opened patches within
> > 2. On the Release Team meeting  we were hinted that with the newer
> > version of gerrit (that was installed at the end of November) some
> > automation is possible through gerrit API in the future. Can I get some
> > about where should I start with the automation? Which repository should I
> > look, where can the deletion being triggered ("similarly like branch
> > creation")?
> The Gerrit REST API method for deleting branches is documented here:
> I'm not immediately sure where branch creation happens in the forest
> of our release automation, but I would expect deletion could be
> implemented similarly. Hopefully someone more intimately familiar
> with those jobs can chime in.
> The access control we'll need to grant to automation so that it can
> call that is documented here:
> It'll need to be added manually as a permission for the Release
> Managers group in our All-Projects global ACL which individual
> projects inherit, and this documentation updated accordingly:
> Happy to answer other questions as they arise.
> Jeremy Stanley
Senior Software Engineer at Red Hat
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