[openstack-dev] [Nova] Frustrations with review wait times

David Kranz dkranz at redhat.com
Wed Aug 28 15:48:18 UTC 2013

On 08/28/2013 10:31 AM, Gary Kotton wrote:
> Hi,
> I am not sure that there is a good solution. I guess that we all need to 'vasbyt' (that is Afrikaans for bite the bullet) and wait for the code posted to be reviewed. In Neutron when we were heading towards the end of a cycle and there were a ton of BP's being added the PTL would ensure that there were at least two reviewer on each BP. This would address the problem in two ways:
> 1. Accountability for the review process in the critical time period
> 2. The coder was able to have a person that he/she could be in touch with.
> The above would enhance the cadence of the reviews.
> I personally am spending a few hours a day reviewing code. I hope that it is helping move things forwards. A review not only means just looking at the code (there are some cases that it is simple), but it means running and testing the code. In some cases it is not possible to test (for example a Mellanox vif driver).
> In cases when a reviewer does not have an option to test the code would a tempest run help the reviewer with his/her decision?
> Thanks and Alut a continua
> Gary
Well, in general almost all of the tempest tests are gating on all 
projects. So if jenkins says +1 then tempest has passed. The unfortunate 
exception is that the jenkins job that runs all tempest tests for a 
neutron configuration has never passed and was non-voting. This week it 
was further demoted to the "experimental" queue where it will only run 
if some one tells it to :-( . I also suspect that tempest coverage of 
neutron is not as good as for other projects.


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