[PATCHES rtems, source-builder] Add GitHub Actions scripts

Christian MAUDERER christian.mauderer at embedded-brains.de
Thu Jan 19 14:50:05 UTC 2023

Am 19.01.23 um 15:42 schrieb Gedare Bloom:
> Nice. I would like some time to look at this and think about it a
> little more. What would be the plan for removing this capability? Will
> it leave any artifacts behind in the RTEMS github mirror?

As soon as we want to get rid of the scripts again (because we have 
found and implemented a proper CI/CD that we officially want to use and 
not only have in a test phase), we can just remove the scripts with a 
new commit.

If we use both commits, we will have a bot that adds a comment to pull 
requests, that patches should be sent to the mailing list as soon as 
they are tested. It will close pull requests after 30 days. That can be 
disabled again with removing that action.

All artefacts can be removed by everyone with enough rights in the RTEMS 
GitHub organization. That should be most maintainers.

Best regards


> On Mon, Jan 16, 2023 at 6:42 AM Christian Mauderer
> <christian.mauderer at embedded-brains.de> wrote:
>> Hello,
>> some weeks ago I created a GitHub Actions based CI script that we
>> (embedded brains) wanted to use to test patches (see
>> https://github.com/embedded-brains/rtems/tree/ci). I don't think much of
>> the RTEMS community noted these. I would like to suggest adding the
>> scripts to the official RTEMS repositories so that the actions are
>> executed in the official GitHub RTEMS mirrors.
>> To make sure that GitHub pull requests are not perceived at the official
>> way to make RTEMS contributions, an auto-responder action notifies the
>> pull request user that the current way to make contributions is sending
>> patch sets to devel at rtems.org.
>> This step will allow users to easily test patches on a number of
>> simulators before they send them to the mailing list. No one is forced
>> to do it, but everyone can try it. For RTEMS, it has the advantage that
>> the patches are at least guaranteed to be compile-clean on a selected
>> number of BSPs and that they survived a test run on a simulator.
>> Please note: With this patch I do not intent to push GitHub as the RTEMS
>> CI or to move from mailing list patches to push-requests. My idea is to
>> allow everyone to experiment with a proof of concept prototype. Based on
>> your experiences in this test phase, I would suggest that we have a
>> review discussion in a month or two to select a suitable way forward for
>> RTEMS CI. I think after that test phase we all know better what we want
>> or expect which helps selecting the best CI system that then can replace
>> this proof of concept system with GitHub.
>> But now to make make it more clear what we will get with merging these
>> patches:
>> You can find a (not yet cleaned up) version of the patches in these
>> repositories:
>> https://github.com/embedded-brains/rtems
>> https://github.com/embedded-brains/rtems-source-builder
>> The results from a current run on RTEMS are here:
>> https://github.com/embedded-brains/rtems/actions/runs/3901364934
>> If you scroll down on that page, you get a summary that shows which
>> tests fail on three (mostly) randomly selected simulator BSPs. GR740
>> usually can run all tests but currently jffs2_fsrdwr fails. The full
>> output of the rtems tester is in the Artifacts in case you want to take
>> a look at the test output.
>> If you want to try the CI with some of your patches before we merge this
>> to the official repositories, feel free to create a pull request to the
>> ci branches of the embedded-brains/rtems repositories. See the github
>> manual for guidance how to create a pull request:
>>    https://docs.github.com/articles/creating-a-pull-request
>> Note: It is important that you somewhen forked from the official RTEMS
>> repositories or from one of the forks using (for example) the fork
>> button in the github web interface. If you just pushed a repo to an
>> empty one, github doesn't recognize the link and won't allow you to
>> create a pull-request towards the embedded-brains repository.
>> Best regards
>> Christian
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