Clarification regarding the GitHub Actions pre-submit testing

mark.reinhold at mark.reinhold at
Wed Mar 17 21:35:07 UTC 2021

2021/3/17 4:42:43 -0700, magnus.ihse.bursie at
> There have been a lot of questions and uncertainty about the recently 
> enabled GitHub Actions pre-submit testing. Let me clarify a few points 
> about these GHA tests.
> * It is not a requirement to have green results from GHA tests to 
> integrate a fix. Nothing in the OpenJDK bylaws, or the JDK project rules 
> requires this.

It’s true that there’s no formal requirement of this nature, but it
seems that some contributors think that it should be a requirement.

A discussion of this issue is overdue, so let’s have it.

> ...
> * The Build Team will not engage in solving problems with building or 
> running tests on GHA machines. We have no access to these machines, and 
> no ability to fix problems with them. Any requests to fix issues with 
> GHA will be ignored.

Who is the “Build Team?”  Are you speaking for yourself, or on their

> * Oracle employees should not engage with GHA issues. Oracle has its own 
> internal, and much superior, building and testing system. Oracle 
> employees should use and rely on this system for building and testing 
> code, instead of GHA.

It is not appropriate, on this list, to discuss what Oracle employees
should or should not do.

- Mark

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