[openstack-dev] [nova] [QA] Triaging Bugs during Review

Vishvananda Ishaya vishvananda at gmail.com
Tue Nov 26 23:06:41 UTC 2013

On Nov 26, 2013, at 2:26 PM, Mark McLoughlin <markmc at redhat.com> wrote:

> On Tue, 2013-11-26 at 13:06 -0800, Vishvananda Ishaya wrote:
>> Hi Everyone,
>> I tend to follow merges and look for valuable havana backports. A few bug
>> fixes have merged recently where the associated bug is untriaged (i.e. the
>> severity is listed as 'Unknown'). I assume that reviewers of a bugfix
>> patch are viewing the associated bugs. It makes sense for core-reviewers
>> to do some related bug triaging work in the process. It also would be
>> very helpful if they could be tagged for potential backport at the same time.
>> So I'm suggesting two things during review:
>> 1. If you are reviewing a patch and the severity of the associated bug is
>>   set as unknown, then you set an appropriate severity[1].
>> 2. If the bug is important and seems relatively self-contained that you
>>   mark it with the havana-backport-potential tag during review.
>> These two things should only take a matter of seconds, and will greatly help
>> the stable-maintainers team.
>> I will add these responsibilities to the review checklist[2] unless I hear
>> some disagreement here.
> FWIW, I totally agree and do this out of habit. Thanks for raising it.
> But ... oh wow! We have 103 Nova bugs tagged with
> havana-backport-potential?
>  https://bugs.launchpad.net/nova/+bugs?field.tag=havana-backport-potential
> Are some of these getting backported but the tag isn't being removed?
> The thinking originally was that the tag would be removed as soon as a
> havana task for the bug was opened.

Ideally the flow is to target the bug to havanna and remove the tag
before proposing the backport. I expect it is a combination of both:
a) the target / untag step being skipped
b) bugs that haven't been backported yet

Looks like we have some cleanup to do!


> Mark.
> _______________________________________________
> OpenStack-dev mailing list
> OpenStack-dev at lists.openstack.org
> http://lists.openstack.org/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/openstack-dev

-------------- next part --------------
A non-text attachment was scrubbed...
Name: signature.asc
Type: application/pgp-signature
Size: 455 bytes
Desc: Message signed with OpenPGP using GPGMail
URL: <http://lists.openstack.org/pipermail/openstack-dev/attachments/20131126/b0d7515e/attachment.pgp>

More information about the OpenStack-dev mailing list