Fedora 13 Release Candidate Phase

Kevin Kofler kevin.kofler at chello.at
Fri May 21 00:34:41 UTC 2010

Michael Schwendt wrote:
> The longer it takes to push packages into a repo, the longer the window
> that creates the race condition. It could be that the push has completed
> 98% of the stuff that needs to be done, and a tester would vote -1 late
> because of a show-stopper bug in one package.
> If aborting a push is too expensive, that's not an option to do it
> frequently. Especially not if some of the packages to be pushed in the
> same transaction are considered urgent.

The main race is actually not for updates -1ed DURING a push (though that 
can also be seen as a concern), but for updates -1ed between the submission 
and the push, which is a much longer window (e.g. it can be the entire 
weekend, because pushes are rarely done on weekends).

        Kevin Kofler

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