Thursday, 7 December 2017

Re: "sponsorhip for retrying dep8 tests"

On Thu, Dec 07, 2017 at 02:21:21PM +0100, Martin Pitt wrote:
> Hello Andreas,
> Andreas Hasenack [2017-12-07 9:56 -0200]:
> > Is there a non-technical reason for sponsorees not being able to click the
> > retry link for their sponsored uploads?
> The main intent for restricting the retry function is that running tests is
> fairly expensive in terms of infrastructure resources. We want to avoid that
> arbitrary people can DoS the infra by wild retry clicking (or even automating
> that), and (to a lesser degree) also encourage people to actually fix flaky
> tests.
> If you can upload a package, then this will auto-trigger tests, thus uploaders
> are allowed to directly retry. This isn't the case for sponsorees.
> However, if there is a good way of associating an upload with a sponsoree in
> the Launchpad API (which isn't quite obvious), I think this would be an
> acceptable addition. The policy can still be tightened in the future if it gets
> abused, and the retry queue does record who requested the runs :-)

I believe a source package publishing history's package_creator is the
one who made the change and if it is different than the package_signer
then you know package_creator is the sponsoree.

Brian Murray

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