- Autobuilder reproducibility target changes
Re: Autobuilder reproducibility target changes
Alexander Kanavin <alex.kanavin@...>
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I’ve definitely seen diffoscope process take hours and hours and hours in local builds. Trying it with these vim packages locally should still be done.
On Sun, Feb 14, 2021 at 6:19 AM Richard Purdie
> Regular users of the autobuilder will note that I've split the
> reproducible builds test out of the main oe-selftest build and into its
> own target build. This is because that test tends to run for a lot
> longer time period and it helps to see the result separately.
> I've only done this for master. If gatesgarth and dunfell want to
> follow, that should be straight forward with a change to the branch in
> autobuilder-helper. Obviously we should ensure this is working ok with
> master first but so far so good.
> It has already highlighted the difference between a successful run:
> (took 3-4 hours)
> and failing two failing runs:
> (took 9 hours)
OK, I read through the code and unfortunately found a bug: when
attempting to make sure the "B" build doesn't use sstate, I misspelled
the SSTATE_MIRRORS, which means that the B build could have been
pulling from the sstate mirror when it was not supposed to. This has a
1) It might explain why some of the reproducible results seem intermittent
2) It might explain why there is such a time disparity between the tests
Unfortunately, while it probably will help the intermittent results,
it probably means that the tests taking 9 hours is what is "supposed"
to happen, and they happen to be shorter sometimes because the B build
is pulling from sstate when it's not supposed to.
> the time difference being the system trying to run diffoscope on vim-
> common :/.
> I'm aware I removed some recipes from the exclusions list after seeing
> multiple passing builds for all distros and we're now seeing test
> failures. My mistake was not waiting for the date to change and for
> builds to run on an autobuilder worker with a different umask.
> Meson is failing with a pyc file mismatch which diffoscope can't decode
> and despite trying for 5 hours, diffoscope hasn't given any data on why
> vim-common differs. I should have fixes in for quilt, valgrind, kernel-
> devsrc and cwautomacros. The umask fix may fix other issues too. Alex
> has improved the reporting so we can spot cases where exclusion is now
> longer needed.
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