[Python-Dev] Buildbot report, August 2017
brett at python.org
Sat Aug 19 13:07:58 EDT 2017
Thanks for all of this, Victor!
On Fri, Aug 18, 2017, 09:38 Victor Stinner <victor.stinner at gmail.com> wrote:
> Here is a quick report of what changed recently on buildbots.
> == pythoninfo ==
> I added a new "python3 -m test.pythoninfo" command which is now run on
> Travis CI, AppVeyor and buildbots.
> This command dumps various informations to help debugging test
> failures on our CIs. For example, you get the Tcl version, information
> about the threading implementation, etc.
> Currently, pythoninfo is only run on the master branch, but I plan to
> run it on Python 3.6 and 2.7 later.
> The pythoninfo idea comes from https://bugs.python.org/issue29854 when
> we didn't know the readline version of a buildbot, and I didn't want
> to put such information in regrtest header, since importing readline
> has side effects.
> == Removed buildbots ==
> A few buildbots were removed:
> * All Python 3.5 buildbots was removed, since the 3.5 branch entered
> the security only stage:
> * FreeBSD 9-STABLE (koobs-freebsd9): FreeBSD 9 is no more supported
> upstream, use FreeBSD 10 and FreeBSD CURRENT buildbots
> * OpenIndiana: was offline since the beginning of June. Previous
> discussions on
> this list:
> * September 2016: OpenIndiana and Solaris support
> * April 2015: MemoryError and other bugs on AMD64 OpenIndiana 3.x
> * September 2014: Sad status of Python 3.x buildbots
> * intel-ubuntu-skylake: Florin Papa wrote me that the machine became
> unavailable in December 2016.
> * Yosemite ICC buildbot (intel-yosemite-icc): it was maintained by Zachary
> and R. David Murray. Sadly, David lost the VM image to a disk crash :-(
> ICC buildbots may come back later, wait & see ;-)
> * macOS Snow Leopard (murray-snowleopard): this old machine was stuck
> at boot for an unknown reason. "It's an old machine, and it is
> probably time to get rid of it." wrote R. David Murray :-)
> == Reduced failure rate ==
> As usual, many race conditions were fixed in tests and in the code, to
> reduce the buildbot failure rate.
> I may list them in a blog post, later.
> == What's Next? ==
> * Buildbot should be upgrade to buildbot 0.9:
> * Zachary Ware plans to rewrite our buildbot configuration during the
> CPython sprint (Sept 4-9)
> * test_logging fails randomly on FreeBSD 10 with a warning related to
> threads (bpo-30830). I was trying to reproduce the bug since 2 months.
> I just identified to root bug! https://bugs.python.org/issue31233
> "socketserver.ThreadingMixIn leaks running threads after
> * The "Docs" buildbot (currently offline) may be dropped as well,
> See also my previous buildbot report:
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