Android host-utils can become outdated (maybe use a toolchain task)




2 years ago
7 months ago


(Reporter: gbrown, Unassigned)


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2 years ago
Android tests rely on a host-utils package, downloaded from tooltool, to supply host-side utilities like xpcshell and ssltunnel.

The host-utils package is updated manually, generally when someone complains that the existing package is out of date. See bug 1293952, especially:

(In reply to Boris Zbarsky [:bz] from bug 1293952 comment #2)
> The big problem is that on non-Android server scripts run against nightly. 
> So it's quite easy to have people write those, tryserver on some non-Android
> platform, then check in and break Android tests...

Can we implement a new way to access current versions of these utilities without periodic manual intervention? Ideally the solution will apply to both tests in automation and tests run locally via mach.

Comment 1

2 years ago
Let's consider:

(In reply to Justin Wood (:Callek) from bug 1293952 comment #3)
> * Person (X) Pushes
>  ** Job (X) uses a special taskcluster kind to generate a host-utils package
> -- (TODO: possible to do it as part of the android or desktop build itself?)
>  ** Test jobs reference this package similarly to how we reference docker
> images
>  ** Taskcluster can possibly optimize out this Job X to not create new
> host-utils unless needed.
> That would ensure we let people modify things on try that could affect
> host-utils run scripts, as well as lets us use reasonably newer host-utils
> on all trees.
> This is probably scoped large enough to be a deliverable for someone though,
> and not something I can agree to take on in the forseeable future.


2 years ago
Priority: -- → P3


a year ago
See Also: → bug 1415242

Comment 2

a year ago
hostutils is in need of an update again. Nick suggested using a toolchain task for periodic hostutils updates.

Comment 3

7 months ago
We've been getting more and more requests for updates. It doesn't take long to build, test and deploy, but more automation would be nice.
See Also: → bug 1433279, bug 1457012
Summary: Android host-utils can become outdated → Android host-utils can become outdated (maybe use a toolchain task)
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