[openstack-dev] [all] Organizing a Gate Blocking Bug Fix Day

Flavio Percoco flavio at redhat.com
Thu Jan 9 13:37:44 UTC 2014

On 09/01/14 07:46 -0500, Sean Dague wrote:
>I think we are all agreed that the current state of Gate Resets isn't 
>good. Unfortunately some basic functionality is really not working 
>reliably, like being able to boot a guest to a point where you can ssh 
>into it.
>These are common bugs, but they aren't easy ones. We've had a few 
>folks digging deep on these, but we, as a community, are not keeping 
>up with them.
>So I'd like to propose Gate Blocking Bug Fix day, to be Monday Jan 
>20th. On that day I'd ask all core reviewers (and anyone else) on all 
>projects to set aside that day to *only* work on gate blocking bugs. 
>We'd like to quiet the queues to not include any other changes that 
>day so that only fixes related to gate blocking bugs would be in the 
>This will have multiple goals:
> #1 - fix some of the top issues
> #2 - ensure we classify (ER fingerprint) and register everything 
>we're seeing in the gate fails
> #3 - ensure all gate bugs are triaged appropriately
>I'm hopefully that if we can get everyone looking at this one a single 
>day, we can start to dislodge the log jam that exists.
>Specifically I'd like to get commitments from as many PTLs as possible 
>that they'll both directly participate in the day, as well as 
>encourage the rest of their project to do the same.

Count me in!

Flavio Percoco
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