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authorSZEDER Gábor <>2019-03-29 12:35:20 (GMT)
committerJunio C Hamano <>2019-04-05 05:41:16 (GMT)
commit37fc8cb15faeec4e216e50d93fb9c96ee01ad16a (patch)
tree0058afb5bf08740c6a6c0c655ae63a105b64ede2 /ci/
parent615a6c37e1fb3fc15857d12edaad7d6f905c0e5c (diff)
ci: fix AsciiDoc/Asciidoctor stderr check in the documentation build job
In 'ci/' we save the standard error of 'make doc', and, in an attempt to make sure that neither AsciiDoc nor Asciidoctor printed any warnings, we check the emptiness of the resulting file with '! test -s stderr.log'. This check has never actually worked, because in our 'ci/*' build scripts we rely on 'set -e' aborting the build job when a command exits with error, and, unfortunately, the combination of the two doesn't work as intended. According to POSIX [1]: "The -e setting shall be ignored when executing [...] a pipeline beginning with the ! reserved word" [2] Watch and learn: $ echo unexpected >file $ ( set -e; ! test -s file ; echo "should not reach this" ) ; echo $? should not reach this 0 This is why we haven't noticed the warnings from Asciidoctor that were fixed in the first patches of this patch series, though some of them were already there in the build of v2.18.0-rc0 [3]. Check the emptiness of that file with 'test ! -s' instead, which works properly with 'set -e': $ ( set -e; test ! -s file ; echo "should not reach this" ) ; echo $? 1 Furthermore, dump the contents of that file to the log for our convenience, so if it were to unexpectedly end up being non-empty, then we wouldn't have to scroll through all that long build log looking for warnings, but could see them right away near the end of the log. Note that we are only really interested in the standard error of AsciiDoc and Asciidoctor, but by saving the stderr of 'make doc' we also save any error output from the make rules. Currently there is only one such line: we build the docs with Asciidoctor right after a 'make clean', meaning that 'make USE_ASCIIDOCTOR=1 doc' always starts with running 'GIT-VERSION-GEN', which in turn prints the version to stderr. A 'sed' command was supposed to remove this version line to prevent it from triggering that (previously defunct) emptiness check, but, unfortunately, this command doesn't work as intended, either, because it leaves the file to be checked intact, but that defunct emptiness check hid this issue, too... Furthermore, in the near future there will be an other line on stderr, because commit 9a71722b4d (Doc: auto-detect changed build flags, 2019-03-17) in the currently cooking branch 'ma/doc-diff-doc-vs-doctor-comparison' will print "* new asciidoc flags" at the beginning of both 'make doc' invokations. Extend that 'sed' command to remove this line, too, wrap it in a helper function so the output of both 'make doc' is filtered the same way, and change its invokation to actually write the logfile to be checked. [1] [2] POSIX doesn't discuss the meaning of '! cmd' in case of simple commands, but it defines that "A pipeline is a sequence of one or more commands separated by the control operator '|'", so apparently a simple command is considered as pipeline as well. [3] Signed-off-by: SZEDER Gábor <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
Diffstat (limited to 'ci/')
1 files changed, 16 insertions, 7 deletions
diff --git a/ci/ b/ci/
index 8f91f48..d490898 100755
--- a/ci/
+++ b/ci/
@@ -5,29 +5,38 @@
. ${0%/*}/
+filter_log () {
+ sed -e '/^GIT_VERSION = /d' \
+ -e '/^ \* new asciidoc flags$/d' \
+ "$1"
make check-builtins
make check-docs
# Build docs with AsciiDoc
-make doc > >(tee stdout.log) 2> >(tee stderr.log >&2)
-! test -s stderr.log
+make doc > >(tee stdout.log) 2> >(tee stderr.raw >&2)
+cat stderr.raw
+filter_log stderr.raw >stderr.log
+test ! -s stderr.log
test -s Documentation/git.html
test -s Documentation/git.xml
test -s Documentation/git.1
grep '<meta name="generator" content="AsciiDoc ' Documentation/git.html
-rm -f stdout.log stderr.log
+rm -f stdout.log stderr.log stderr.raw
# Build docs with AsciiDoctor
make clean
-make USE_ASCIIDOCTOR=1 doc > >(tee stdout.log) 2> >(tee stderr.log >&2)
-sed '/^GIT_VERSION = / d' stderr.log
-! test -s stderr.log
+make USE_ASCIIDOCTOR=1 doc > >(tee stdout.log) 2> >(tee stderr.raw >&2)
+cat stderr.raw
+filter_log stderr.raw >stderr.log
+test ! -s stderr.log
test -s Documentation/git.html
grep '<meta name="generator" content="Asciidoctor ' Documentation/git.html
-rm -f stdout.log stderr.log
+rm -f stdout.log stderr.log stderr.raw