[libvirt PATCH 000/351] port libvirt to Meson build system
phrdina at redhat.com
Tue Jul 28 08:33:52 UTC 2020
On Tue, Jul 28, 2020 at 10:09:42AM +0200, Peter Krempa wrote:
> On Tue, Jul 28, 2020 at 10:00:20 +0200, Pavel Hrdina wrote:
> > On Mon, Jul 27, 2020 at 06:11:11PM +0200, Peter Krempa wrote:
> > > On Fri, Jul 17, 2020 at 15:02:10 +0100, Daniel Berrange wrote:
> > > > On Thu, Jul 16, 2020 at 03:44:25PM +0200, Pavel Hrdina wrote:
> > > > > On Thu, Jul 16, 2020 at 01:59:00PM +0100, Daniel P. Berrangé wrote:
> > > > > > Personally I'd really like to avoid squashing them, because splitting
> > > > > > up big patches is not merely to benefit the initial pre-merge review,
> > > > > > but to also benefit people who need to debug stuff that's already
> > > > > > merged and understand the scope of the intended change. So being able
> > > > > > to look back at the changes in isolation after commit is still a big
> > > > > > plus point.
> > > > >
> > > > > I would like to avoid squashing the patches as well and in most cases I
> > > > > would object to it as well. I only suggested that to not break git
> > > > > bisect.
> > > > >
> > > > > If we don't care about git bisect and the fact that we would not be able
> > > > > to build libvirt correctly within these patches I'm OK with pushing it
> > > > > without squashing.
> > > >
> > > > git bisect reliabity is key, so I reluctantly think we'll need to
> > > > squash. I don't want to hit a pathc in this series with a bisect
> > > > and be unable to continue the bisect due to inability to build the
> > > > code.
> > >
> > > I agree. It's definitely necessary that the build is complete at any
> > > point in time.
> > >
> > > I'm reluctantly willing to accept that the build fails with an
> > > appropriate error message until the build system is able to build
> > > everything if we opt for commiting a patchset for simplicity. What's
> > > off-limits is if build "succeeds", but is incomplete due to missing
> > > steps in the implementation. I'm not going to want to guess which part
> > > is already built or which isn't.
> > >
> > > Given that the rewrite is a singularity anyways it doesn't really matter
> > > that we will not be able to bisect problems caused by the build system
> > > across the boundary.
> > So based on all the comments we have these options for pushing this
> > series:
> > 1) Squash it into single commit.
> > Pros: - no issues with git bisect
> > Cons: - we will not have the history of changes
> > 2) Keep the patches as they are and running meson build & ninja will
> > not fail.
> > Pros: - full history of changes where each commit removes the
> > relevant bits from autotools
> > - git bisect is not broken as compilation will not fail
> You can't claim that 'git bisect' is not broken if "compilation does not
> fail". That is plainly and utterly misleading ...
The wording should have been:
git bisect is not broken if successful compilation that may not build
all binaries is not an issue and marked as git bisect skip
to match the wording for option 3 which was:
git bisect is not broken if failed compilation is not an issue and
marked as git bisect skip
> > Cons: - meson build && ninja will not produce complete libvirt
> > binaries and there is no autogen.sh
> ... as bisect is used to figure out when some code broke. If you don't
> compile the code, then bisect _IS_ broken.
> Not breaking bisect means that everything must compile.
Here I disagree, it also means that compilation should not fail. We do
comments all the time to patch series that every single commit should
compile correctly on it's own within the series.
To me personally both option 2) and option 3) are similar. In both cases
you will have to end up with the workaround mentioned by Martin and
basically skip the whole meson rewrite when doing git bisect.
> > - script used for git bisect will have to detect if tested
> > binaries are compiled or use git bisect skip
> No. Just no.
> As I've pointed out earlier, you won't use bisect to find when build
> system change broke things, because the complete rewrite invalidates
> everything anyways.
> Build system can be bisected only prior to the change and only after the
> change but nothing between.
> Option 4 is the winner usability wise and change-insight wise. 1 follows
> with just usability benefits. Option 3 is acceptable. Option 2 is not at
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