RFE: Suggestion for build warnings
jonathan.gibbons at oracle.com
Thu Apr 25 19:05:31 UTC 2013
There are two types of line in a typical build.log file: there are
"info" lines which detail the ongoing progress of the build, and there
are "other" lines containing info which ought to be of interest to
someone: warnings, errors, etc.
Previously, attempts to clean up build issues have focussed on analyzing
the log for warnings. This time, I'm going to suggest the opposite.
How about providing a script somewhere which can be used after a build
to filter out the "info" lines, leaving just the warnings and error
messages, so that they can more easily be seen and addressed.
The script could simply be a series of "grep -v" commands, filtering out
lines beginning "Compiing ...." or "Assembling..." or "## comment" or
"INFO: ..." or "Importing ..." etc. For those folk using Hudson to
build OpenJDK on an ongoing basis, maybe the number of lines in this
reduced log would be of interest, and could be tracked in a Hudson trend
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