[openstack-dev] Enabling silent Docker tests for Nova?

Russell Bryant rbryant at redhat.com
Fri Aug 15 18:55:24 UTC 2014

On 08/15/2014 02:53 PM, Russell Bryant wrote:
> On 08/15/2014 02:45 PM, Eric Windisch wrote:
>> I have proposed a _silent_ check for Nova for integration of the Docker
>> driver:
>>     https://review.openstack.org/#/c/114547/
>> It has been established that this code cannot move back into Nova until
>> the tests are running and have a solid history of success. That cannot
>> happen unless we're allowed to run the tests. Running a silent check on
>> changes to Nova is the first step in establishing that history.
>> Joe Gordon suggests we need a spec to bring the driver back into Nova.
>> Besides the fact that specs are closed and there is no intention of
>> reintegrating the driver for Juno, I'm uncertain of proposing a spec
>> without first having solid history of successful testing, especially
>> given the historical context of this driver's relationship with Nova.
>> If we could enable silent checks, we could help minimize API skew and
>> branch breakages, improving driver quality and reducing maintenance
>> while we prepare for the Kilo spec + merge windows. Furthermore, by
>> having a history of testing, we can seek faster inclusion into Kilo.
>> Finally, I acknowledge that we may be entering a window of significant
>> load on the CI servers and I'm sensitive to the needs of the
>> infrastructure team to remain both focused and to conserve precious
>> compute resources. If this is an issue, then I'd like to plot a
>> timeline, however rough, with the infrastructure team. 
> CI resources aside, I think enabling it sounds fine and useful.
> Given resource concerns, maybe just adding it to the experimental
> pipeline would be sufficient?  That doesn't run as often, but still
> gives you the chance to run on demand against nova patches.  There are
> other things in experimental for nova as well, so there will be other
> people triggering runs.

And I missed that it's already in experimental.  Oops.

Feature freeze is only a few weeks away (Sept 4).  How about we just
leave it in experimental until after that big push?  That seems pretty

Russell Bryant

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