[openstack-dev] [gate] large-ops failure spike

Tony Breeds tony at bakeyournoodle.com
Wed Jan 20 19:08:03 UTC 2016

On Wed, Jan 20, 2016 at 07:45:16AM -0500, Sean Dague wrote:
> The large-ops jobs jumped to a 50% fail in check, 25% fail in gate in
> the last 24 hours.
> http://tinyurl.com/j5u4nf5
> There isn't an obvious culprit at this point. I spent some time this
> morning digging into it a bit. Possibly each individual instance build
> got slower, possibly some other timeout is getting hit.
> The large-ops jobs were largely maintained by Joe Gordon, who dug into
> them when there were issues. He's not part of the community any more,
> and I don't think there is currently a point person.
> With no current maintainer, I'd suggest we make the jobs non voting -
> https://review.openstack.org/#/c/270141/
I think that non-voting makes sense in the short term.

> I also suggest their time has probably come and gone. There is no one
> active on them, and the Rally team is.
> A pre-gating test job is only useful if someone is actively addressing
> systematic fails. This job class no longer has it. We should thus retire it.

If this still adds value (and I think it does) then I think we should try hard
to keep this job.

(once the gate gets back to normal)  25hours to gate is nuts.

Yes I'm volunteering to climb under that bus.

Yours Tony.
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