Build failures not seen on sn-devel (was: Re: Heimdal Patches Re: [PATCH] Some coverity fixes)

Andrew Bartlett abartlet at
Mon May 11 04:06:43 MDT 2015

On Mon, 2015-05-11 at 11:45 +0200, Volker Lendecke wrote:
> On Mon, May 11, 2015 at 10:12:11AM +0100, Andrew Bartlett wrote:
> > Waf is certainly flexible enough to turn off the stricter build settings
> > per-module, if we need to.  Even better however would be to just work
> > with the upstream maintainers of this third party code to improve it for
> > all users.
> What is your answer to the build failures we are seeing with
> the format-string and uninitialized variable errors we have
> today, and which will happen in other build environments
> again? We can of course ignore Coverity for our KDC, but
> build failures are pretty bad for our workflow.

The approach I would like to use to cover build failures across
environments that differ from our sn-devel 'gold standard' is to have
proposed Samba patches submitted via a free alternative to
github/travis-ci.  I am investigations options here, and I will present
those when I have a working prototype I'm happy with.  

Just a system would allow us to ensure that a build and make test passes
not only on sn-devel, but a variety of platforms, including if you are
interested, whatever platform and options you are using.  In particular,
I hope it would change us from being reactive to proactive in this


Andrew Bartlett

Andrew Bartlett             
Authentication Developer, Samba Team
Samba Developer, Catalyst IT

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