[openstack-dev] [nova][qa] Do we turn on voting for the tempest-dsvm-cells job?

Russell Bryant rbryant at redhat.com
Mon Jun 22 21:32:56 UTC 2015

On 06/22/2015 05:23 PM, Matt Riedemann wrote:
> The check-tempest-dsvm-cells job has been in nova's check queue since
> January as non-voting and has been stable for a couple of weeks now, so
> before it's regressed melwitt proposed a change to making it voting and
> gating on nova changes [1].
> I raised a concern in that change that the tempest-dsvm-cells job is not
> in the check queue for tempest or devstack changes, so if a change is
> merged in tempest/devstack which breaks the cells job, it will block
> nova changes from merging.
> mtreinish noted that tempest already has around 30 jobs running against
> it right now in the check queue, so he'd prefer that another one isn't
> added since the nova API shouldn't be different in the case of cells,
> but we know there are quirks.  That can be seen from the massive regex
> of excluded tests for the tempest-dvsm-cells job [2].
> If we could turn that regex list into tempest configurations, I think
> that would make it possible to not have to run tempest changes through
> the cells job in the check queue but also feel reasonably confident that
> changes to tempest that use the config options properly won't break the
> cells job (and block nova in the gate).
> This is actually something we should do regardless of voting or not on
> nova since new tests get added which might not fall in the regex and
> break the cells job.  So I'm going to propose some changes so that the
> regex will be moved to devstack-gate (regex exodus (tm)) and we'll work
> on whittling down the regex there (and run those d-g changes against the
> tempest-dsvm-cells job in the experimental queue).
> The question for the nova team is, shall we make the tempest-dsvm-cells
> job voting on nova changes knowing that the gate can be broken with a
> change to tempest that isn't caught in the regex?  In my opinion I think
> we should make it voting so we don't regress cells with changes to nova
> that go unnoticed with the non-voting job today.  Cells v2 is a nova
> priority for Liberty so we don't want setbacks now that it's stable.
> If a change does land in tempest which breaks the cells job and blocks
> nova, we (1) fix it or (2) modify the regex so it's excluded until fixed
> as has been done up to this point.
> I think we should probably mull this over in the ML and then vote on it
> in this week's nova meeting.
> [1] https://review.openstack.org/#/c/190894/
> [2]
> http://git.openstack.org/cgit/openstack-infra/project-config/tree/jenkins/jobs/devstack-gate.yaml#n1004

Regarding your "regex exodus", I recently added something for this.  In
another project, I'm setting the regex in a file I keep in the code repo
instead of project-config.

support for DEVSTACK_GATE_SETTINGS in devstack-gate:

usage in a job definition: https://review.openstack.org/190325


It all seems to be working for me, except I still need to tweak my regex
to get the job passing, but at least I can do that without updating
project-config now.

Russell Bryant

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