Disabling automatic notifications in #reproducible-builds

Holger Levsen holger at layer-acht.org
Mon Nov 23 21:15:27 UTC 2020


On Thu, Nov 19, 2020 at 09:01:10AM +0100, Mattia Rizzolo wrote:
> On Thu, Nov 12, 2020 at 05:56:35PM +0000, kpcyrd wrote:
> > Since the list is fairly low traffic and most discussion happens in the
> > irc channel anyway I'd like to suggest moving most, if not all,
> > notifications by KGB-{1,2} into a different channel.
> That's something that is commonly done when there are many
> notifications, so alright, I agree.
> What channel name do you prefer?  #reproducible-builds-changes or
> #reproducible-builds-bots, or…?

I'd go with #reproducible-changes.

However, I'm not entirely happy with that change, as I believe notifications
will go unnoticed and I dont perceive the noise as so bad. And anyone, so
I thought to go ahead with that change and went through all the "jenkins"
scripts doing irc notifications and this is what I found:

most notifications already go to #debian-reproducible-changes or
#archlinux-reproducible but I found some which could go to

	modified:   bin/diffoscope_distribution_test.sh
	modified:   bin/reproducible_coreboot.sh
	modified:   bin/reproducible_freebsd.sh
	modified:   bin/reproducible_netbsd.sh
	modified:   bin/reproducible_openwrt.sh

and then I realized those are only responsible for rather few notifications:

- one per week for each of the BSDs and coreboot
- 3 day for OpenWrt (there are 11 different targets and 3 of them tested
  each day)
- 4 or so once a week for the diffoscope distro test

So I realized you (kpcyrd) are probably talking about the salsa ci / commit
notifications for diffoscope, reprotest, the website, the notes, etc?

(*All* of the above notifications are technically relayed by KGB-123, but KGB-123
is not the source...)

For now I've stashed the commit modifying the above bin/*sh files as
I believe those are useful and rather rare notifications, though I'll
be glad to revisit (some of) them as well, and either tune their frequency or also
move them elsewhere.

More data points, please! :)


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