On Tue, Feb 11, 2014 at 11:51:18AM -0800, Junio C Hamano wrote:
> Those who run buildfarms may want to disable the networking test if
> the buildfarms are not isolated well, for example. They have to be
> told somewhere that now they need to explicitly disable these tests
> and how.
I think they should be OK. The daemons run on the loopback interface, so
there is hopefully not a security implication. If multiple buildfarms
are sharing the same loopback space (e.g., running in separate
directories on the same machine), the "auto" setting should degrade
gracefully. One daemon will "win" the setup, and the tests will run, and
on the other, they will be skipped.
> I am in favor of this change but just pointing out possible fallouts
> might be larger than we think.
Agreed, but I think the only way to know the size of those fallouts is
to try it and see who complains. I would not normally be so cavalier
with git itself, but I think for the test infrastructure, we have a
small, tech-savvy audience that can help us iterate on it without too
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