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From Chris Male <>
Subject Re: being a good citizen is hard when you can't successfully run tests....
Date Mon, 17 Sep 2012 01:51:09 GMT
On Mon, Sep 17, 2012 at 1:30 PM, Yonik Seeley <> wrote:

> On Sun, Sep 16, 2012 at 2:51 PM, Robert Muir <> wrote:
> > not so much energy spent fixing these few shitty solr tests, some of
> > which (Like TestReplicationHandler) are totally useless and have been
> > failing sporatically for like, years.
> Can you explain why it's useless (without the derogatory adjectives
> please)?

I'm not wanting to get into issues of usefulness of tests or not, but I did
just look at the build failure messages over the last few months and I've
received a build failure message for this test almost every single day.  I
appreciate that this doesn't happen locally and makes it hard to fix, but
it's hard to work with continuous integration that so commonly fails on one

> I didn't write the test to begin with, so I don't know off the top of
> my head all of the functionality it covers.  I'd be surprised if it
> was all redundant and covered by other test suites of course.
> Notes:
>  - I remember it passing for *long* periods of time
>  - I just ran it in a loop 30 times on my linux box and it passed 100%
> of the time, and in a timely manner
>  - It *has* found many bugs when it started failing (i.e. usefull, not
> useless)
>  - Many of us (including you) *have* worked to improve the situation
> over time when it does deteriorate - check the logs.
> It's not clear what you are suggesting (unless you are volunteering to
> look into this issue with OS-X apparently, or volunteering to write a
> new replication test from scratch or something).
> -Yonik
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