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From "Eugene Kirpichov (JIRA)" <>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (BEAM-1712) doesn't actually waitUntilFinish
Date Tue, 14 Mar 2017 01:08:42 GMT


Eugene Kirpichov commented on BEAM-1712:

As an intermediate step to unifying everything under TestPipeline calling waitUntilFinish,
it'd be nice to make the current code less confusing at least:

- TestPipeline should remove code that pretends that it calls waitUntilFinish
- Test runners (TestBlahRunner) should document that they wait themselves
- Tests should not manually call waitUntilFinish

I.e. the responsibility should be centralized in some place; right now this place can only
be individual test runners, and eventually it will be TestPipeline.

> doesn't actually waitUntilFinish
> -------------------------------------------------
>                 Key: BEAM-1712
>                 URL:
>             Project: Beam
>          Issue Type: Bug
>          Components: runner-flink, sdk-java-core, testing
>            Reporter: Eugene Kirpichov
>            Assignee: Stas Levin
> it calls waitUntilFinish() only if
> 1) run wasn't called
> 2) enableAutoRunIfMissing is true.
> However in practice both of these are false.
> 1) run() is, in most tests, called. So effectively if you call .run() at all, then this
thing doesn't call waitUntilFinish().
> 2) enableAutoRunIfMissing() is set to true only via TestPipeline.enableAutoRunIfMissing(),
which is called only from its own unit test.
> This means that, for all tests that use TestPipeline - if the test waits until finish,
it's only because of the grace of the particular runner. Which is like really bad.
> We're lucky because in practice TestDataflowRunner, TestApexRunner, TestSparkRunner in
run() call themselves waitUntilFinish().
> However, TestFlinkRunner doesn't - i.e. there currently might be tests that actually
fail in Flink runner, undetected.
> The proper fix to this is to fix TestPipeline to always waitUntilFinish().
> Currently testing a quick-fix in to make sure
Flink is safe.

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