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Re: 0.94 tests back in shape and some guidelines
Andrew Purtell 2012-12-26, 01:29
Thank you so much for doing this Lars.

>  I will retroactively -1 the change and revert it, and then shame you
again. :)


On Tuesday, December 25, 2012, lars hofhansl wrote:

> During the past few days I spend some time to bring the 0.94 test back
> into shape.
> GC issues, bad backports, hanging tests, memory issues, you name it.
> I do not want to ever have to do that again.
> The good news is: The 0.94 tests are back in shape now. Yeah!
> If you commit a patch it is your responsibility to make sure it passes the
> test suite.
> Either the tests should be fixed in a reasonable amount of time or the
> commit should be reverted.
> This is mainly for committers, contributors should also watch the test
> runs for their patches.
> No excuses. The tests are passing now.
> I do not care whether a test passes locally, or whether it fails rarely,
> or whether some tests failed previously, or whatever.
> Please, consider this a condition for me to continue as release manager
> for 0.94.
> (This is only for the 0.94 tests. I cannot speak for HadoopQA, or the
> regular trunk test suite, although eventually I assume we want similar
> guidelines there)
> I increased the retention time for past builds. I will find you :)
> I will publicly shame you. I will retroactively -1 the change and revert
> it, and then shame you again. :)
> Lastly, this is a function of the large amount of contributed patches. So
> it is a good problem to have.
> HBase it an actively maintained project and we certainly want to keep it
> this way, just with an acknoledgement that keeping the test suite passing
> is important.
> Thanks and Merry Christmas (to whoever celebrates that).
> -- Lars

Best regards,

   - Andy

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