Re: Need a builtin way to run all tests faster manner

From: ilmari(at)ilmari(dot)org (Dagfinn Ilmari =?utf-8?Q?Manns=C3=A5ker?=)
To: Simon Riggs <simon(at)2ndquadrant(dot)com>
Cc: Alvaro Herrera <alvherre(at)2ndquadrant(dot)com>, Andres Freund <andres(at)anarazel(dot)de>, Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>, Stephen Frost <sfrost(at)snowman(dot)net>, PostgreSQL-development <pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: Need a builtin way to run all tests faster manner
Date: 2017-03-07 13:09:29
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Simon Riggs <simon(at)2ndquadrant(dot)com> writes:

> On 7 March 2017 at 20:36, Alvaro Herrera <alvherre(at)2ndquadrant(dot)com> wrote:
>> FWIW, +1 on improving matters here.
> +1 also.
> I don't see what's wrong with relying on buildfarm though; testing is
> exactly what its there for.
> If we had a two-stage process, where committers can issue "trial
> commits" as a way of seeing if the build farm likes things. If they
> do, we can push to the main repo.

In perl we do this by having the smoke testers (build farm) pick up
branches with a specific prefix (smoke-me/ in our case, typically
smoke-me/<username>/<topic>), in addition to the blead (master) and
maint-x.y (release) branches.

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