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From Sean Busbey <bus...@cloudera.com>
Subject Re: Better management of flakies
Date Tue, 29 Mar 2016 23:30:01 GMT
Where/How do we maintain the list of tests that are flagged as flakes?

On Tue, Mar 29, 2016 at 6:25 PM, Apekshit Sharma <appy@cloudera.com> wrote:
> Proposal:
> Maintain a list of flaky tests which can be ignored in main builds (for
> patches) and setup a new job which will periodically run those flaky tests.
> Benefits:
> - Cleaner main builds. Less runs per patch,  ideally no re-runs because of
> timeouts and other flakiness. Less frustration. Increased developer
> productivity.
> - Logs from various runs available when anyone tries to fix these tests.
> Possible con: We start demoting tests to flaky list which never get fixed.
> How?
> Internally, we have setup up two jenkins jobs, one for main build and one
> for flaky. In execute shell step, they curl to get the list of flaky tests
> and use surefire plugin flags to ignore/run particular tests.
> I volunteer to set them up. However, not sure if this approach will work
> since we have yetus upstream.
> - Appy


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