RFC: Primary architecture promotion requirements

Jon Ciesla limburgher at gmail.com
Tue Mar 20 15:55:41 UTC 2012

On Tue, Mar 20, 2012 at 10:51 AM, Matthew Garrett <mjg59 at srcf.ucam.org> wrote:
> On Tue, Mar 20, 2012 at 04:37:17PM +0100, Tomas Mraz wrote:
>> On Tue, 2012-03-20 at 15:19 +0000, Matthew Garrett wrote:
>> > 4) All supported platforms must have kernels built from the Fedora
>> > kernel SRPM and enabled by default in the spec file. Each kernel must be
>> > built in a timely manner for every SRPM upload.
>> I do not like this requirement. This seems to be specifically provided
>> to block the possibility to have ARM as a primary architecture if we do
>> not want to support just one or two ARM platforms. I do not really see a
>> problem in limiting platforms during rawhide development and branched
>> development. Additional platforms could be enabled for final builds
>> before the release freezes and for update builds.
> The problem with not doing a full set of builds in rawhide is that it
> significantly reduces the testing - both in terms of making sure that
> code still bilds, and in terms of making sure that we don't have
> unexpected functional regressions. Shortly before release is a really
> bad time to discover this. My impression is that the kernel team don't
> want that to be a possibility.
>> Another solution might be in koji where the kernels for the additional
>> platforms would be built in parallel on multiple build hosts. Of course
>> that would require changes in koji.
> Yes, there's no fundamental reason that these builds need to occur in
> series. If koji had support for exploding builds out to multiple
> machines then things would work much better. Another alternative might
> be to investigate whether distcc is practical in this environment.

Matthew, can you add your initial list to the ticket as well, so we
have these starting places to refer to?


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