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    Add patching QA configuration files on buildbots · e5398c3a
    Petr Pudlak authored
    In order to work, it is necessary:
    * Write a JSON Patch to file "qa/qa-patch.json" in a source repository.
      (And be careful not to commit it!) The file must conform to RFC6902
      and describes what changes should be done to the QA JSON
      configuration. This is simple as
       [
         { "op": "add",
           "path": "default",
           "value": false },
         { "op": "add",
           "path": "/tests/instance-add-file",
           "value": true }
       ]
    
    * Install "jsonpatch" and "jsonpointer" modules on the machines QA is
      running on. Either using "easy_install" or as Debian packages using
      "pypi-install".
    
    QA only loads the modules if the patch file is present and non-empty.
    Therefore no changes to buildbots are needed, if the feature is not
    used.
    
    It's advisable to add a git pre-commit hook for the main repository to
    prevent changes to "qa/patch.json", keeping it to "[]". Suggestion for
    such a hook:
    
      # Exit code 1 if the patch file isn't just "[]":
      python -c 'import json, sys; \
        exit(0 if json.load(open("qa/qa-patch.json", "r")) == [] else 1)'
    
    Locally it's possible to tell git not to track changes to the file at
    all (see https://help.github.com/articles/ignoring-files):
    
      git update-index --assume-unchanged qa/qa-patch.json
    Signed-off-by: default avatarPetr Pudlak <pudlak@google.com>
    Reviewed-by: default avatarKlaus Aehlig <aehlig@google.com>
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