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Re: Remove me from the buildbot mailing list

From: Schanzenbach, Martin
Subject: Re: Remove me from the buildbot mailing list
Date: Sat, 23 Oct 2021 07:33:51 +0000

The recent mail are probably due to the addition of nightly builds and the ARM 
As those builds failed initially until setup correctly, all commit were 
considered the "culprits".
But this should be ok now.

What we could do is let buildbot only send reports to a mailing list instead of 
the commiters directly.

> On 22. Oct 2021, at 23:19, Christian Grothoff <> wrote:
> Dear Yujiri,
> I am very sorry for this, the big problem is that somehow the buildbot
> tries to figure out who made changes to the Git for the notification
> based on the commits --- and (often/sometimes/always?) gets this totally
> wrong.
> So far, we have been unable to teach it how to correctly identify the
> 'blame list'. That's only a partial excuse, the other one is that I was
> not aware it was badly spamming even casual/history contributors (I
> thought it was just not "narrow enough", not "bothers contributors that
> contributed a long time ago").
> As this is not a regular mailinglist (we didn't explicitly subscribe you
> -- Buildbot by default (badly) scrapes the Git history), we cannot
> simply "unsubscribe" you either. Hence, the only option I see right now
> is to simply disable the notification feature entirely --- or at least
> until someone can figure out how to fix it...
> Again, sorry for the bother, and I'll look into this _next_.
> Happy hacking!
> Christian
> On 10/22/21 11:14 PM, Yujiri wrote:
>> Buildbot has been spamming me with build failure emails ever since the 
>> documentation-only patch I submitted weeks ago. The content of the emails 
>> doesn't suggest any way to unsubscribe. I don't want to block sender because 
>> this is a project whose goals I adore and I hope to contribute more in the 
>> future, but I need these unsolicited irrelevant emails to stop, and it 
>> reflects poorly on the project that I was added to this list automatically 
>> with no obvious way to unsubscribe.

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