[webkit-dev] Flaky test hit list

Eric Seidel eric at webkit.org
Fri Oct 15 07:39:30 PDT 2010

BTW, the commit-queue has started complaining publicly about flaky tests:


Hopefully this will bring further awareness to the issue.

Test flakes are the second most common reason for delays with the
commit-queue (after the Snow Leopard build being broken).


p.s. Eventually we may improve the commit-queue to know how to file
bugs against flaky tests itself.

On Fri, Oct 1, 2010 at 7:29 AM, Adam Barth <abarth at webkit.org> wrote:
> 2010/10/1 Fumitoshi Ukai (鵜飼文敏) <ukai at chromium.org>:
>> On Fri, Oct 1, 2010 at 12:03, Adam Barth <abarth at webkit.org> wrote:
>>> https://bugs.webkit.org/show_bug.cgi?id=46956
>>> Unfortunately, it doesn't solve the whole problem.  It does seem to
>>> reduce the flakiness by a lot though.
>> Thanks!
>> I think it might be race between DRT and pywebsocekt server, that is, DRT
>> tries to run tests while pywebsocket server is still initializing and not
>> yet ready to serve html.  I'll try to fix pywebsocket to reduce
>> initialization latency.
> That doesn't seem that likely.  With my patch, this happens after
> running something like 2000 WebSockets.  It doesn't feel like an
> initialization race to me.  It feels more like the the WebSocket
> server is dropping a connection once in a while.
> Adam
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