[openstack-dev] [gate] RFC dropping largeops tests

Ihar Hrachyshka ihrachys at redhat.com
Wed Feb 10 15:20:49 UTC 2016

Sean Dague <sean at dague.net> wrote:

> The largeops tests at this point are mostly finding out that some of our
> new cloud providers are slow - http://tinyurl.com/j5u4nf5
> This is fundamentally a performance test, with timings having been tuned
> to pass 98% of the time on two clouds that were very predictable in
> performance. We're now running on 4 clouds, and the variance between
> them all, and between every run on each can be as much as a factor of 2.
> We could just bump all the timeouts again, but that's basically the same
> thing as dropping them.
> These tests are not instrumented in a way that any real solution can be
> addressed in most cases. Tests without a path forward, that are failing
> good patches a lot, are very much the kind of thing we should remove
> from the system.

+1. Now that we have SLA rally scenarios [1] available to us, there is no  
real reason to keep a generic large-ops job that is hard to make sense of  
once it fails.



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