[webkit-dev] Skipping Flakey Tests

Eric Seidel eric at webkit.org
Wed Sep 23 23:09:10 PDT 2009

Alexey and I have been discussing if WebKit should add flakey tests to
Skipped lists:

Alexey asked that I bring the discussion to a larger audience.

- Buildbots stay green.
- Red bots/tests means your change caused an error.

- Skipped tests may be more likely to be forgotten (and thus never fixed).

What does WebKit think?  Should we skip flakey tests which can't be
resolved in a timely manner (and instead track issues via bugs) as
WebKit policy?  Or should we reserve the skipped list for other
conditions (like bugs in the OS)?



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