----- Original Message -----
> From: "Itamar Heim" <ih...@redhat.com>
> To: "Eli Mesika" <emes...@redhat.com>, users@ovirt.org
> Cc: "Maor Lipchuk" <mlipc...@redhat.com>, "Tomasz Kołek" 
> <tomasz-ko...@o2.pl>, "infra" <in...@ovirt.org>
> Sent: Wednesday, March 12, 2014 5:52:25 PM
> Subject: Re: [Users] [GSOC][Gerrit] add potential reviewers - questions
> 
> On 03/12/2014 04:57 PM, Eli Mesika wrote:
> >
> >
> > ----- Original Message -----
> >> From: "David Caro" <dcaro...@redhat.com>
> >> To: "Itamar Heim" <ih...@redhat.com>
> >> Cc: "Maor Lipchuk" <mlipc...@redhat.com>, users@ovirt.org, "Tomasz Kołek"
> >> <tomasz-ko...@o2.pl>, "infra"
> >> <in...@ovirt.org>
> >> Sent: Wednesday, March 12, 2014 11:01:21 AM
> >> Subject: Re: [Users] [GSOC][Gerrit] add potential reviewers - questions
> >>
> >> On Wed 12 Mar 2014 08:16:02 AM CET, Itamar Heim wrote:
> >>> On 03/11/2014 10:08 PM, Maor Lipchuk wrote:
> >>>> On 03/11/2014 05:20 PM, Itamar Heim wrote:
> >>>>> On 03/11/2014 05:14 PM, Eyal Edri wrote:
> >>>>>>
> >>>>>>
> >>>>>> ----- Original Message -----
> >>>>>>> From: "Itamar Heim" <ih...@redhat.com>
> >>>>>>> To: "Eyal Edri" <ee...@redhat.com>, "Tomasz Kołek"
> >>>>>>> <tomasz-ko...@o2.pl>, users@ovirt.org, "infra" <in...@ovirt.org>
> >>>>>>> Sent: Tuesday, March 11, 2014 5:10:54 PM
> >>>>>>> Subject: Re: [Users] [GSOC][Gerrit] add potential reviewers -
> >>>>>>> questions
> >>>>>>>
> >>>>>>> On 03/11/2014 05:06 PM, Ewoud Kohl van Wijngaarden wrote:
> >>>>>>>> On Tue, Mar 11, 2014 at 10:37:22AM -0400, Eyal Edri wrote:
> >>>>>>>>>> Tomasz Kołek wrote:
> >>>>>>>>>>
> >>>>>>>>>> I've got a few questions about project description.
> >>>>>>>>>> Please tell me if my problem's understanding is good or not.
> >>>>>>>>>> We need to add a few flags/methods to git review module. This
> >>>>>>>>>> flags
> >>>>>>>>>> should
> >>>>>>>>>> allow to add potential reviewers in gerrit.
> >>>>>>>>>> So:
> >>>>>>>>>> Let's assume that we've got special flags for this operations.
> >>>>>>>>>> What's
> >>>>>>>>>> next?
> >>>>>>>>>> 1. In gerrit system we need to add special place for potential
> >>>>>>>>>> reviewers?
> >>>>>>>>>> 2. Potential reviewers should agree that they want to review?
> >>>>>>>>>> 3. We can have more than one accepted reviewer?
> >>>>>>>>>
> >>>>>>>>> I'm not sure i understood exactly what you mean by 'potential
> >>>>>>>>> reviewers'.  do want gerrit (hook?) to automatically add reviewers
> >>>>>>>>> to
> >>>>>>>>> a patch according to the code sent?  so in fact you'll have a place
> >>>>>>>>> somewhere for mapping code & specific developers?
> >>>>>>>>
> >>>>>>>> I really like this idea. Gerrit currently requires new users to know
> >>>>>>>> who
> >>>>>>>> to add as reviewers, IMHO impeding new contributors.
> >>>>>>>>
> >>>>>>>> One relative simple solution would be to look at who recently
> >>>>>>>> touched
> >>>>>>>> the files that are being modified and add them as reviewers. This
> >>>>>>>> can be
> >>>>>>>> done by looking at the git log for a file. Some pseudo python code
> >>>>>>>> solution:
> >>>>>>>>
> >>>>>>>> reviewers = set()
> >>>>>>>>
> >>>>>>>> for modified_file in commit.files:
> >>>>>>>>         reviewers += set(commit.author for commit in
> >>>>>>>> git.log(modified_file))
> >>>>>>>>
> >>>>>>>> return reviewers
> >>>>>>>>
> >>>>>>>> This gives a system that those who touche a file, become the
> >>>>>>>> maintainer
> >>>>>>>> for that file. A more complex solution could improve on that and
> >>>>>>>> limit
> >>>>>>>> the reviewers added per patch. One can think of limiting to only
> >>>>>>>> contributions in the last X months, weigh contributions so common
> >>>>>>>> committers are prefered. It could also combine several methods.
> >>>>>>>>
> >>>>>>>> For example to limit to the 5 authors who touched the most files:
> >>>>>>>>
> >>>>>>>> reviewers = collections.Counter()  # New in python 2.7
> >>>>>>>>
> >>>>>>>> for modified_file in commit.files:
> >>>>>>>>         reviewers += collections.Counter(commit.author for commit in
> >>>>>>>>         git.log(modified_file))
> >>>>>>>>
> >>>>>>>> return [author for author, count in reviewers.most_common(5)]
> >>>>>>>>
> >>>>>>>> Since Counter also accepts a dictionary, one could also weigh the
> >>>>>>>> touched lines per file. Downside there is big whitespace/formatting
> >>>>>>>> patches can skew the line count.
> >>>>>>>>
> >>>>>>>> In short, I think an entire thesis could be written on the optimal
> >>>>>>>> way
> >>>>>>>> to determine reviewers but a simple algorithm could do to show the
> >>>>>>>> method works.
> >>>>>>>>
> >>>>>>>> Does this help?
> >
> > Maybe it will be worth to use the information we have in Bugzilla here:
> >
> > We can browse the BZ that were closed/verified in the last XXX days
> > Per BZ , we know which patches are involved, who reviewed the patches,
> > which files were changed, when files were changed and the rank of the
> > change (number of lines changed)
> > I believe that from this information we can compose a simple ranking
> > algorithm that its output will be a list of N potential reviewers for the
> > patch.
> > Since we can aggregate the above information for all files related to the
> > patch we want to add reviewers, we can have this set for the whole patch.
> > This information should be processed and stored each N days and gerrit will
> > be able to use it.
> 
> why are we trying to invent hueristics, instead of declaring clear
> ownership?

Reminder: my source metadata plan that requires cooperation.

Each source and component should have an explicit ownership up into bug 
database.

I won't repeat it now, it is available at archives.

> 
> >
> >
> >>>>>>>> _______________________________________________
> >>>>>>>> Users mailing list
> >>>>>>>> Users@ovirt.org
> >>>>>>>> http://lists.ovirt.org/mailman/listinfo/users
> >>>>>>>>
> >>>>>>>
> >>>>>>> I think if we do this, we want to make sure we cover per file who is
> >>>>>>> required to +2 it before we consider it acked.
> >>>>>>>
> >>>>>>
> >>>>>> won't it require maintaining static lists of people per
> >>>>>> file/path/project?
> >>>>>>
> >>>>>
> >>>>> yes, but considering our project layout, i don't see an alternative.
> >>>>> (some of the layout could be improved to be path based, rather than
> >>>>> file
> >>>>> based)
> >>>> I think it could be done automatically by analysing the file and see who
> >>>> mostly changed it recently, since the "owner" of the file might be
> >>>> dynamic, who ever changed most of it few days ago might be more familiar
> >>>> with it today
> >>>>
> >>>> IMO the algorithm of adding the reviewers should be flexible.
> >>>> For example, using a folder which will contain files, where each file
> >>>> implement an algorithm to add the reviewers.
> >>>>
> >>>> for instance we can have two files:
> >>>> 1. Add a reviewers by blame - the contributor which changed recently the
> >>>> code lines
> >>>> 2. Add a reviewers by file - the contributor who changed most of the
> >>>> file recently.
> >>>>
> >>>> Each file will implement the functional operation and will output the
> >>>> reviewers emails.
> >>>>
> >>>> The user can then add a new algorithm or change it to be more specific
> >>>> to its project.
> >>>> for example the user can add also the maintainers which acked the patch
> >>>> that was blamed.
> >>>>> _______________________________________________
> >>>>> Users mailing list
> >>>>> Users@ovirt.org
> >>>>> http://lists.ovirt.org/mailman/listinfo/users
> >>>>
> >>>
> >>> this shouldn't be automatic. we need to clearly define ownership. we
> >>> can't
> >>> do
> >>> this per repo for the engine/vdsm. we can do this per repo for the other
> >>> repo's probably (though solving the folder/file approach would cover the
> >>> simpler repos as a private case).
> >>>
> >>> yes, it will require some work, maybe some moving around of files to make
> >>> this
> >>> easier by folders (topics) which should be relevant anyway.
> >>
> >> I think it would easier to maintain if we just have one file at the
> >> root, instead of having the ownership information distributed
> >> throughout the files/directories. That way you'll know where to look at
> >> to check/modify the ownership as opposed to having to walk all the
> >> files and upper directories.
> >>
> >> Also, adding all that ownership logic to gerrit might not be easy, as
> >> it's not meant to go checking the source of the repositories looking
> >> for configuration. We might want to take a look (again) to zuul, the
> >> tool that openstack uses as gateway to trigger jenkins jobs and merge
> >> patches.
> >>
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