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From Jonathan Hsieh <...@cloudera.com>
Subject Re: [DISCUSSION] Policy proposal for JIRAs opened for unit test failures without patches attached
Date Thu, 08 Nov 2012 20:22:40 GMT
I've talked about updating the jenkins builds in the past to break
them up into a flaky and non-flakey sets.  (it is something I've setup
on an internal jenkins instance). If we do that the the flakey tests
should have jiras until they get fixed.

I can't do this right now but could make some time to work on in
sometime next week.


On Thu, Nov 8, 2012 at 12:09 PM, lars hofhansl <lhofhansl@yahoo.com> wrote:
> I'd say we keep the pressure up for failing tests... I.e. we file jiras.
> IMHO, a failing test should either be fixed or disabled, otherwise it just adds noise.
> (This is true for even occasionally failing tests. We have > 1000 tests, if we have
many tests that fail just once/100 runs, we get frequent build failures.)
> Just my $0.02.
> -- Lars
> ________________________________
>  From: Stack <stack@duboce.net>
> To: HBase Dev List <dev@hbase.apache.org>
> Sent: Thursday, November 8, 2012 11:26 AM
> Subject: Re: [DISCUSSION] Policy proposal for JIRAs opened for unit test failures without
patches attached
> On Wed, Nov 7, 2012 at 4:26 PM, Andrew Purtell <apurtell@apache.org> wrote:
>> There has been a recent uptick in JIRAs opened for unit test failures
>> without patches attached. Since these merely duplicate information readily
>> available on our Jenkins, we should institute a policy of closing them as
>> Invalid if a patch is not attached to the JIRA in a timely manner (within
>> hours). Simply pointing out a failing test is not
>> a consequential contribution. We should also update the How To Contribute
>> documentation accordingly.
> I can go either way.
> On the one hand our JIRA has loads of issues opened against failing
> tests that we need to clear up as now as either fixed, invalid, or
> still pertinent.  Would be better if failing tests were just addressed
> near immediately.
> On the other hand, one day we'll be in a situation where we'll want to
> look at tests that failed in the past but that are currently not
> failing so it'd be good to keep record of the old test in JIRA.
> I suppose I'd lean toward no special 'unit test' rule that precludes
> creating issues for failing tests mostly because if a new user, it'd
> be hard to explain the rule they'd be violating.
> St.Ack

// Jonathan Hsieh (shay)
// Software Engineer, Cloudera
// jon@cloudera.com

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