[openstack-dev] Current biggest OpenStack gate fail culprit - neutron bug #1194026

Thierry Carrez thierry at openstack.org
Thu Jul 11 16:53:58 UTC 2013

Sean Dague wrote:
> On 07/11/2013 11:54 AM, Sean Dague wrote:
>> Let's start with the test skip.
>> I am however pretty frustrated that we're really not getting anyone from
>> neutron looking at this. We're at 121 rechecks (plus I'm sure there were
>> plenty of no bug rechecks, I've seen a couple). So 150+ gate resets
>> because of this bug. Which is 150hrs worth of delay put into the gate.
> Actually, I'm revising my point of view. If we skip the test, people
> can't debug in the gate. if we make the job non-voting, the neutron team
> can submit patches up and run rechecks on them to try to reproduce the
> fail.
> So let's go non-voting here.

The problem with this approach is that you'll fail to notice OTHER
(genuine) issues that your patch introduces, since you'll be trained to
ignore that line (and not necessarily look into the details).

Disabling only the flaky test sounds like a better way to go to me. Yes
it makes fixing the flaky test slightly more difficult, but at least it
doesn't increase the regression risk.

Thierry Carrez (ttx)

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