[v3,6/6] ci: fix AsciiDoc/Asciidoctor stderr check in the documentation build job
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Message ID 20190329123520.27549-7-szeder.dev@gmail.com
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  • Asciidoctor-related formatting and CI fixes
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SZEDER Gábor March 29, 2019, 12:35 p.m. UTC
In 'ci/test-documentation.sh' 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] http://pubs.opengroup.org/onlinepubs/9699919799/utilities/V3_chap02.html#set

[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.

    http://pubs.opengroup.org/onlinepubs/9699919799/utilities/V3_chap02.html#tag_18_09_02

[3] https://travis-ci.org/git/git/jobs/385932007#L1463

Signed-off-by: SZEDER Gábor <szeder.dev@gmail.com>
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 ci/test-documentation.sh | 23 ++++++++++++++++-------
 1 file changed, 16 insertions(+), 7 deletions(-)

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diff --git a/ci/test-documentation.sh b/ci/test-documentation.sh
index 8f91f48c81..d49089832d 100755
--- a/ci/test-documentation.sh
+++ b/ci/test-documentation.sh
@@ -5,29 +5,38 @@ 
 
 . ${0%/*}/lib.sh
 
+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
 check_unignored_build_artifacts
 
 # 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
 check_unignored_build_artifacts
 
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