wiki:WebKitGTK/KeepingTheTreeGreen
Last modified 4 days ago Last modified on 04/17/14 09:29:15

(courtesy of Martin Robinson, who introduced the notion of Garderner in WebKit world of fame)

  1. Keep the tree green: the gardener on a given day will diagnose all bot redness and try to form a hypothesis for each failure. In my experience there are several types of failures:
    1. The GTK+ port is lacking some feature or has a bug: In this case the gardener will figure out exactly what the problem is, open a bug with as much information as possible including test diffs and links to relevant bugs. The gardener will CC any people involved in WebKitGTK+ who would might know how to fix the problem.
    2. A test is exposing a general WebKit bug that only GTK+ triggers (often the case with JavaScriptCore and inspector tests): In this case the gardener will leave a comment on the original bug with the test diff or stack trace (for something like an assertion failure) and offer to gather more information for the original patch author (even resorting to debugging directly on the bots if it cannot be reproduced locally).
    3. A test is missing expectations or needs new expectations: The gardener will generate new expectations after verifying that the tests seem to work when run manually or by looking at the expected results.
    4. A DRT feature is missing: The gardener will open a bug. The idea is that we will completely avoid skipped tests with no information about the failure.
  1. If the tree isn't red, the gardener should be able to choose how to spend the day:
    1. Generating results for tests that do not have results (soon this will include pixel results as well).
    2. Diagnosing and opening bugs for failures that do not have open bugs (there's a huge list). This also includes unskipping tests that are passing.
    3. Implementing missing DRT features. There are a ton of these and we need to kill them. Using DRTSupportGtk we can do it without making API decisions.
  1. At the end of the day the gardener should keep a very simple log for tomorrow's gardener, so he/she can follow up with any pending investigations. This will also help us keep track of newly skipped tests. See the Gardening log entry at the bottom of this wiki page.

Check also chrome gardening instructions: http://dev.chromium.org/developers/how-tos/webkit-gardening

Gardening schedule

Day Gardener
Mon 07 Apr clopez
Tue 08 Apr clopez
Wed 09 Apr aperez
Thu 10 Apr dpino
Fri 11 Apr eocanha
Sat 12 Apr
Sun 13 Apr
Mon 14 Apr elima
Tue 15 Apr ltilve
Wed 16 Apr aperez
Thu 17 Apr elima
Fri 18 Apr dpino
Sat 19 Apr
Sun 20 Apr
Mon 21 Apr
Tue 22 Apr ltilve
Wed 23 Apr
Thu 24 Apr elima
Fri 25 Apr eocanha
Sat 26 Apr
Sun 27 Apr
Mon 28 Apr
Tue 29 Apr ltilve
Wed 30 Apr
Thu 01 May
Fri 02 May
Sat 03 May
Sun 04 May
Mon 05 May
Tue 06 May
Wed 07 May

Gardening log

  • Please put new log entries at the top.

Done:

-- elima@igalia.com - Thu Apr 17 2014

Done:

Pending:

  • Check the remaining failures.

-- aperez@igalia.com - Wed Apr 16 2014

Done:

Pending:

  • Check the remaining failures.

-- clopez@igalia.com - Wed Apr 16 2014

Done:

Pending:

  • Check the remaining failures.

-- ltilve@igalia.com - Tue Apr 15 2014

Done:

Pending:

  • Check the remaining failures.

-- elima@igalia.com - Fri Apr 14 2014

Done:

Pending:

  • Check the remaining failures.

-- clopez@igalia.com - Fri Apr 11 2014

Done:

Pending:

  • Check the remaining failures.

-- eocanha@igalia.com - Fri Apr 11 2014

Done:

Pending:

  • Check the remaining failures.

-- clopez@igalia.com - Thu Apr 10 2014

Done:

  • Checked the status of garden-o-matic:
    • Works fine for WebKitGTK+ port when using a Git clone.
    • Usage instructions in the Rebaseline page.

aperez@igalia.com - Wed 9 Apr 2014

Done:

Pending:

  • Check the remaining failures.

-- clopez@igalia.com - Tue Apr 8 2014