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From Michael Wall <mjw...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [DISCUSS] Time for a 1.8.0 release?
Date Thu, 04 Aug 2016 16:41:11 GMT
Sean,

I'm interested.  How do I get granted more permissions?  I can't see the
configuration you used, but I can launch a new build.

Mike

On Thu, Aug 4, 2016 at 12:24 PM, Sean Busbey <busbey@cloudera.com> wrote:

> On Wed, Aug 3, 2016 at 5:17 PM, Christopher <ctubbsii@apache.org> wrote:
> > On Wed, Aug 3, 2016 at 5:47 PM Sean Busbey <busbey@cloudera.com> wrote:
> >
> >> My understanding was that maintenance releases (aka double dot, e.g.
> >> 1.7.2) had relaxed criteria because we expected the scope of changes
> >> in them to be more limited. Even so, the release notes for 1.7.2,
> >> 1.7.1, and 1.7.0 all claim the ITs passed.
> >>
> >>
> > Even those releases have periodic IT failure.
> >
> >
> >> Is there a reason we can't parallelize the ITs?
> >
> >
> > We can. Eric's mrit effort was all intended towards that. But, that's not
> > the same as CI passing. I don't know what it would take to parallelize
> them
> > in a CI server.
> >
> >
> >> What's stopping
> >> builds.a.o from running them? Specific requests from projects to asf
> >> infra can get us resources if that's the problem.
> >>
> >>
> > I spoke to infra in HipChat about this a a few weeks ago, and mentioned a
> > few things which impact builds on ASF jenkins (builds.apache.org):
> >
> > 1. Accumulo has an excessive number of tests to run.
> > 2. Build timeouts with Jenkins can abort builds.
> > 3. Tests are timing sensitive, and are affected by VM/host configuration
> > and contention with other concurrent builds from other projects.
> > 4. Tests need lots of RAM and storage (at least 4GB RAM, but ideally no
> > less than 16GB, and at least 6 GB for a workspace)
> > 5. Tests need specialized system configuration, (increasing ulimits,
> > optimizing kernel settings for swappiness, etc.)
> >
> > What we really need for reliable IT passing in CI, is exclusive use of
> > dedicated, bare-metal beefy build machines, for 6+ hours per build x 4
> > branches minimum, plus another 6+ hours for each pull request and other
> > builds which skipITs, so we can get immediate feedback on unit tests and
> > compilation errors.
> >
>
> I took a first pass at a nightly (~once per 12 hours) job on asf build for
> master and it did okay, considering that I haven't spent any time trying to
> tune anything:
>
> https://builds.apache.org/job/Accumulo-master-IT/1/
>
> 2 hr 9 min, 7 failures out of 202 tests.
>
> I think we can do this; if anyone else is interested I'll start a new
> thread
> where we can discuss.
>
>
>
> --
> busbey
>

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