[webkit-dev] [webkit-changes] [52980] trunk/LayoutTests

Eric Seidel eric at webkit.org
Fri Jan 8 12:03:06 PST 2010

Two things which could very quickly resolve this issue is if these
commands "fail" on their respective platforms or not:

run-webkit-tests --skipped=ignore

run-webkit-testsw --skipped=ignore

I suspect that both will "fail" when run alone, suggesting that the
results currently checked in are affected by previous tests.
Using the methodology outlined in
https://bugs.webkit.org/show_bug.cgi?id=33372 it would be
straightforward for someone to find out what previous tests are
affecting these results.  That would give us a clearer picture of why
these test are failing, and bring us closer to a fixed, or a
more-appropriate set of skipped files.

It's possible to simply unskip the URL test and nothing will fail,
now.  However at some later point something may fail, since that test
has been demonstrated to cause at least one later test to fail.


On Fri, Jan 8, 2010 at 11:55 AM, Alexey Proskuryakov <ap at webkit.org> wrote:
> On 08.01.2010, at 8:15, Osztrogonac Csaba wrote:
>> I hope fixing the bug ASAP is much more important than paper over the
>> problem
>> with rolling out a good and working patch which only revealed the bug.
> Do you have a plan for re-enabling the skipped test? The failures were
> mysterious, and it's not clear if the root cause can be promptly fixed -
> especially since no one seems to have volunteered. I'd like to get the tests
> back soon, even if that means rolling out http-as-last patches again.
> While it's true that changing the order of test execution just uncovered a
> bug somewhere, we still want to ensure that we don't regress Devanagari
> input handling or escaped URI characters processing.
> - WBR, Alexey Proskuryakov

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