path: root/tools/buildman/
diff options
authorSimon Glass <>2015-02-05 22:06:13 -0700
committerSimon Glass <>2015-04-18 16:24:24 -0600
commit88c8dcf94945937bea94b330067fe68fe24665b2 (patch)
tree8a5d8b82ed872c9d1ade9d9c13a7b17f6c82283d /tools/buildman/
parent40f11fce7c686f2b51ae109c4085fb5988c5631c (diff)
buildman: Adjust the 'aborted' heuristic for writing output
At present buildman tries to detect an aborted build and doesn't record a result in that case. This is to make sure that an abort (e.g. with Ctrl-C) does not mark the build as done. Without this option, buildman would never retry the build unless -f/-F are provided. The effect is that aborting the build creates 'fake errors' on whatever builds buildman happens to be working on at the time. Unfortunately the current test is not reliable and this detection can trigger if a required toolchain tool is missing. In this case the toolchain problem is never reported. Adjust the logic to continue processing the build result, mark the build as done (and failed), but with a return code which indicates that it should be retried. The correct fix is to fully and correctly detect an aborted build, quit buildman immediately and not write any partial build results in this case. Unfortunately this is currently beyond my powers and is left as an exercise for the reader (and patches are welcome). Signed-off-by: Simon Glass <>
Diffstat (limited to 'tools/buildman/')
1 files changed, 16 insertions, 5 deletions
diff --git a/tools/buildman/ b/tools/buildman/
index 6ad240d606..bd8635cf18 100644
--- a/tools/buildman/
+++ b/tools/buildman/
@@ -12,6 +12,8 @@ import threading
import command
import gitutil
def Mkdir(dirname, parents = False):
"""Make a directory if it doesn't already exist.
@@ -145,7 +147,11 @@ class BuilderThread(threading.Thread):
# Get the return code from that build and use it
with open(done_file, 'r') as fd:
result.return_code = int(fd.readline())
- if will_build:
+ # Check the signal that the build needs to be retried
+ if result.return_code == RETURN_CODE_RETRY:
+ will_build = True
+ elif will_build:
err_file = self.builder.GetErrFile(commit_upto,
if os.path.exists(err_file) and os.stat(err_file).st_size:
result.stderr = 'bad'
@@ -243,9 +249,10 @@ class BuilderThread(threading.Thread):
if result.return_code < 0:
- # Aborted?
- if result.stderr and 'No child processes' in result.stderr:
- return
+ # If we think this might have been aborted with Ctrl-C, record the
+ # failure but not that we are 'done' with this board. A retry may fix
+ # it.
+ maybe_aborted = result.stderr and 'No child processes' in result.stderr
if result.already_done:
@@ -275,7 +282,11 @@ class BuilderThread(threading.Thread):
done_file = self.builder.GetDoneFile(result.commit_upto,
with open(done_file, 'w') as fd:
- fd.write('%s' % result.return_code)
+ if maybe_aborted:
+ # Special code to indicate we need to retry
+ fd.write('%s' % RETURN_CODE_RETRY)
+ else:
+ fd.write('%s' % result.return_code)
with open(os.path.join(build_dir, 'toolchain'), 'w') as fd:
print >>fd, 'gcc', result.toolchain.gcc
print >>fd, 'path', result.toolchain.path
OpenPOWER on IntegriCloud