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Re: Move TestReplication out of LargeTests into hbase-it instead?
Any interest in setting up a consortium for a HBase testing facility? We
can't make point contributions to ASF to go to a specific project, but it's
not unreasonable to suggest a couple HBase dev shops could pitch in a few
bucks a month for project administered EC2 account for spinning up
hbase-it. (This would be minimum viable I think, EC2 is ok for functional
and smoke testing at least.)
On Thu, Dec 20, 2012 at 3:52 PM, Andrew Purtell <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:

> This test is obviously not helpful as is. We're not losing coverage by
> moving it out to integration tests. We're gaining sanity though.
> On Thu, Dec 20, 2012 at 3:49 PM, Jesse Yates <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>wrote:
>> On Thu, Dec 20, 2012 at 1:31 PM, Stack <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
>> > On Thu, Dec 20, 2012 at 12:01 PM, Jesse Yates <[EMAIL PROTECTED]
>> > >wrote:
>> >
>> > > Not being intimately familiar with the replication tests, how well
>> > covered
>> > > on that stuff are we by the remaining unit tests? Also, since the
>> > hbase-it
>> > > tests still get run, are we really gaining anything in terms of CI
>> > > reliability?
>> > >
>> >
>> > The hbase-it tests are not run up on jenkins Jesse, not at the moment at
>> > least.
>> >
>> >
>> I'm just a bit worried that we will break things and not have it caught on
>> check-in (the real arbiter of what's a valid patch), meaning we will break
>> the branch without realizing. :-/ We need some way to ensure that the
>> underlying code is covered.
>> At the minimum it needs to be part of the release checklist that we run
>> the
>> replication IT test on two real clusters (assuming this is a black-box
>> test
>> and not messing with things too much). I don't expect needing more than
>> small functional clusters (say max 5 nodes?) to test this adequately. The
>> Jenkins machines don't seem sufficient for this, so my gut feel is that it
>> will have to be a release item that the RM needs to verify works (either
>> personally or by proxy). This could even apply to all the hbase-it, for
>> releases going forward
>> Ideally, we will also have some unit tests that subsume some of the tested
>> functionality when/if we move them to a more infrequent tests, though its
>> hard to say how possible/useful this would be to manage in practice.
>> Short term, maybe we disable them and file a Jira to get them rock solid
>> (or on -it and tested regularly somehow)? This goes back to the long
>> standing discussion that we should disable flappers until they tell us
>> something useful.
>> Again don't know those tests very well, so these are just general
>> platitudes :)
>> > Agree to moving TestReplication and perhaps some of the mapreduce tests
>> out
>> > of unit test core.
>> >
>> > That means we should set up a regular run of hbase-it tests somewhere
>> > though?
>> >
>> > St.Ack
>> >
> --
> Best regards,
>    - Andy
> Problems worthy of attack prove their worth by hitting back. - Piet Hein
> (via Tom White)

Best regards,

   - Andy

Problems worthy of attack prove their worth by hitting back. - Piet Hein
(via Tom White)