Setting expectations for sheriffing over the next month

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Chris Cooper

Oct 10, 2017, 4:44:56 PM10/10/17
to Sheriffs,,
Our code sheriffing bandwidth is greatly reduced right now. We
continue to train up the SoftVision (SV) sheriffing contractors to
assist with backouts and merges on a 24/7 basis, but they are not
ready yet.

What does this mean for you?

In the short term, this means the sheriffs can only guarantee one
merge per day. The sheriffing team (staff/community/contractors) will
try to keep the trees sufficiently green to *enable* a second daily
merge, but the merge may or may not happen, depending on the
availability of a senior sheriff to perform the merge.

As developers, you can help by being a little more conservative with
your code landings. Use autoland as much as possible, and make sure
your try results don't have obvious anomalies before pushing to
inbound. Most of you already do this, so thanks for that.

I know this may be inconvenient for people, but I appreciate your
patience during this interval. With any luck, we should be back to
normal in a few weeks.

If you do have any questions, please direct them to me.

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