[openstack-dev] [all] fix latency on requirements breakage

Sean Dague sean at dague.net
Tue Nov 18 11:26:33 UTC 2014

On 11/18/2014 06:21 AM, Louis Taylor wrote:
> On Mon, Nov 17, 2014 at 09:32:21PM -0600, Matt Riedemann wrote:
>> I think this idea has come up before, the problem is knowing how to
>> distinguish the sky is falling type bugs from other race bugs we know about.
>> Thinking out loud it could be severity of the bug in launchpad but we have a
>> lot of high/critical race bugs that have been around for a long time and they
>> are obviously not breaking the world. We could tag bugs (I'm assuming I could
>> get bug tags from the launchpad API) but we'd have to be pretty strict about
>> not abusing the tag just to get attention on a bug.
>> Other ideas?
> I think just having something like a 'blocks-gate' tag would be fine. I'm not
> sure it could be badly abused. I'm envisioning elastic recheck giving a message
> along the lines of:
>     This failure has been tagged as a gate blocking bug, please avoid
>     rechecking until it has been addressed.
> This should inform people that they shouldn't blindly recheck that patchset and
> it has limited scope for abuse.
Realistically it's also saying that folks fixing things have *another*
thing to keep up on. Both the people fixing the bug, and the 1000 people
contributing to OpenStack. So it's more work for everyone, and it
doesn't actually make the fixes come any faster.


Sean Dague

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