[gmx-developers] release candidate for 5.1 imminent

Berk Hess hess at kth.se
Tue Jun 30 22:46:09 CEST 2015


There's one more change I/we forgot: https://gerrit.gromacs.org/#/c/4299/
Currently g_wham is out of date because of the new pull setups and 
output formatting.


On 06/30/2015 08:43 PM, Berk Hess wrote:
> Hi,
> This looks like a case where the automation fails. I'll look into it.
> Berk
> On 06/30/2015 08:36 PM, Mark Abraham wrote:
>> Hi,
>> An unexpected issue came up while running my automated tests of the 
>> RC tarball. Some newly-merged fatal errors that try to stop people 
>> using mdrun inefficiently sometimes cause the regressiontests to fail 
>> because they are defaulting to using too many threads. See 
>> https://pastee.org/jgyae
>> We do have machinery in regressiontests to automatically re-try the 
>> test with fewer threads/cores/whatever, but only in response to a set 
>> of known mdrun error outputs, so we could add this particular error 
>> to that set.
>> But in this case, the note on line 43 suggests we should improve the 
>> code leading to the fatal error so that we aren't subsequently 
>> double-crossing ourselves. What do you think, Berk?
>> (This didn't come up in per-commit testing because we limit those to 
>> small numbers of cores because there's normally multiple testing 
>> instances running simultaneously on the same machine. We can probably 
>> do a better job of this after 5.1, with a bunch of new hardware 
>> available.)
>> Mark
>> On Tue, Jun 30, 2015 at 4:28 PM Mark Abraham 
>> <mark.j.abraham at gmail.com <mailto:mark.j.abraham at gmail.com>> wrote:
>>     Hi,
>>     I'll ship release candidate for 5.1 today, once I've sorted out
>>     release notes and put stuff on servers, etc.
>>     The last possible behaviour changing patch for 5.1 is
>>     https://gerrit.gromacs.org/4753, if someone's inspired to make it
>>     work well. https://gerrit.gromacs.org/4272 is too late, even if
>>     someone's inspired to split off part of it.
>>     release-5-1 branch is active on git, gerrit and jenkins. Any
>>     remaining bug-fix patches on master branch in gerrit may be
>>     cherry-picked to release-5-1 branch (on gerrit or locally, as
>>     needed).
>>     Business will proceed as usual in release-5-1 - such branches are
>>     open only for all kinds of bug fixes, addition of docs, addition
>>     of tests, and in all cases aimed at stability and correctness.
>>     master branch is open for normal business, but people will
>>     probably be a bit quiet there for a while ;-)
>>     We are likely to issue a new 4.6.x some time soon, as we've had a
>>     number of mdrun issues fixed. (There's one known bug outstanding
>>     to fix, hopefully Michael has time real soon now.) Then
>>     release-4-6 branch will be permanently closed. We cannot maintain
>>     three active release branches and a development branch.
>>     We'll do a 5.0.x soon also, then change the policy for
>>     release-5-0 to "mdrun correctness bug fixes only" mode.
>>     Thanks to all for the hard work!
>>     Mark

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