[openstack-dev] [all project] Time to fail tempest gate jobs when new log errors appear

Joe Gordon joe.gordon0 at gmail.com
Wed Nov 27 20:01:56 UTC 2013

On Nov 27, 2013 11:06 AM, "Jay Pipes" <jaypipes at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 11/27/2013 01:53 PM, David Kranz wrote:
>> tl;dr Soon, perhaps next week, tempest gate jobs will start failing if
>> there are any ERROR lines in the logs that are not matched by an entry
>> in https://github.com/openstack/tempest/blob/master/etc/whitelist.yaml.
>> There is an exception for neutron because
>> more work needs to be done there for this to be feasible.
>> The whitelist file contains a lot of entries that look more like
>> substantial bugs than incorrectly logging an ERROR due to bad
>> client data. I have been tracking this for a while and new things show
>> up frequently. But since the tests pass no one looks at the logs and
>> notices the bug indicators. We need to stop these bugs from getting
>> merged. I have filed individual bugs for many of the items in the
>> whitelist, but by no means all of them. The neutron team is taking on
>> the task of getting rid of their errors and there are so many it is too
>> much work to keep an up-to-date whitelist for neutron. So for the time
>> being, neutron runs will dump all errors to the console but not fail.
>> In addition to the fact that these log errors indicate bugs, they make
>> it more difficult to diagnose a problem when builds actually fail in the
>> tempest tests because it can be hard to tell which log errors are
>> "known" and which might be causing the failure. Hopefully some priority
>> will be given to fixing these bugs and removing entries from the
>> whitelist until it is driven to zero.
>> If any one has any comments or suggestions to improve this process,
>> please speak up.
> Yay! \o/


> -jay
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