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Re: Disable flaky tests, and let Jenkin stay blue?
We could port some of our jenkins scripts flakey filtering to exclude test
clases via a blacklist file.  It is coarse grained howerver -- I'm not sure
if we can exclude particular tests with out using an @Ignore on a
particular test.

If we do this, I'd suggest having the blacklist in /dev-support and augment
the /dev-support/hbasetests.sh script.\


On Tue, Apr 2, 2013 at 10:28 AM, Stack <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:

> On Tue, Apr 2, 2013 at 10:09 AM, Jimmy Xiang <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> > We have not seen couple blue Jenkin builds for 0.95/trunk for quite some
> > time.  Because of this, sometimes we ignore the precommit build failures,
> > which could let some bugs (code or test) sneaked in.
> >
> > I was wondering if it is time to disable all flaky tests and let Jenkin
> > stay blue.  We can maintain a list of tests disabled, and get them back
> > once they are fixed. For each disabled test, if someone wants to get it
> > back, please file a jira so that we don't duplicate the effort and work
> on
> > the same one.
> >
> > As to how to define a test flaky, to me, if a test fails twice in the
> last
> > 10/20 runs, then it is flaky, if there is no apparent env issue.
> >
> > We have different Jenkins job for hadoop 1 and hadoop 2.  If a test is
> > flaky for either one, it is flaky.
> >
> > What do you think?
> >
> +1
> I'd like to help out.
> St.Ack

// Jonathan Hsieh (shay)
// Software Engineer, Cloudera