[OE-core] [PATCH 0/2] Avoid build failures due to setscene errors

Ricardo Ribalda Delgado ricardo.ribalda at gmail.com
Thu Jan 9 12:26:35 UTC 2020


I am also hitting this wall. Any reason why the original patches could
not be merged?

On Fri, Nov 29, 2019 at 5:49 PM Martin Jansa <martin.jansa at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Wed, Aug 30, 2017 at 9:54 AM Martin Jansa <martin.jansa at gmail.com> wrote:
>> I agree with this patchset and it would be OK with IGNORE_SETSCENE_ERRORS conditional as well.
>> We're also sometimes seeing these errors, sometime anticipated when cleaning shared sstate-cache on NFS server sometimes unexpected when NFS or network goes down for a minute and for some builds it happens between sstate_checkhashes()  and using the sstate.
>> We normally stop all jenkins builds, until the cleanup is complete (there is jenkins job doing the cleanup, so it puts jenkins into stop mode, waits for all current jobs to finish which can take hours, then performs the cleanup and cancels the stop mode), but we cannot stop hundreds of developers using the same sstate-cache in local builds (especially when we cannot really know when exactly the job will have free jenkins to perform the cleanup) - luckily in local builds it doesn't hurt so bad, because the developers are more likely to ignore the error as long as the image was created, but in jenkins builds when bitbake returns error we cannot easily distinguish this case of "RP is intentionally warning us that something went wrong with sstate, but everything was built correctly in the end" and "something failed in the build and we weren't able to recover from that, maybe even the image wasn't created" - so we don't trigger the follow up actions like announcing new official builds or parsing release notes or automated testing.
>> Yes we could add more logic to these CI jobs, to grep the logs to decide if this error was the only one which caused the bitbake to return error code and ignore the returned error in such case, but simple variable is easier to maintain (even for the cost of forking bitbake and oe-core) and will work for local builds as well.
>  I was using these 2 changes in my fork of oe-core and bitbake since they were sent to the list, but today after getting a bunch of errors like this from build which unfortunately wasn't using my forks and few questions about why these errors aren't ignored from fellow developers I've finally found time to improve our CI jobs to deal with this and ignore the bitbake return code if it's reporting failure only because of these setscene fetcher failures.
> If someone needs similar work around for bitbake behavior, here is what I did:
> https://github.com/webOS-ports/jenkins-jobs/pull/12
> yes, it's ugly, but it seems to work and is a bit better than forking oe-core and bitbake just because of this issue.
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