I like the idea of having a label in the bottom part of the commit that is:
which would be your second proposal.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Eyal Edri" <eedri(a)redhat.com>
To: "engine-devel" <engine-devel(a)ovirt.org>
Cc: "infra" <infra(a)ovirt.org>
Sent: Tuesday, July 9, 2013 11:38:51 AM
Subject: [Engine-devel] Proposal for new commit msg design for engine commits
You all probably know and familiar with 'ovirt-engine' git hook for commit
msg template .
this helps understand the general area of the patch in the project but it
lacks additional info that might
be valuable for scaling automatic tests in Jenkins CI.
Let me explain:
Infra team is working hard on expanding oVirt CI infrastructure and adding
more tests in jenkins (per commit/patch).
Adding important meta-data per patch can significatly improve the ability to
run specific tests for each patch/commit,
and not waste valuable resources on Jenkins jobs that are not relevant to the
code in the patch.
So the idea is to add/expand current metadata per patch, in the form of:
1. expanding current header template to include more data like 'network' ,
'setup', 'tools', 'virt'
2. adding a new label with relevant tags for the patch, called e.g
'METADATA: network, rest, virt'
Jenkins jobs will then be able to parse that data and trigger only relevant
jobs for it.
this can also allow us to add more jobs per patch, an option that is very
problematic today considering the amount of
patches coming in to engine.
Once agreed on a format, we'll be able to add a git hook to verify the
validity of the commit msg. (similar to bug-url).
if we're not 100% sure that the tags will cover all corner cases and we feel
like we need to run the code on all jobs,
we can a nightly job to run all the remaining jobs (but at least it won't run
on every patch/commit).
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