[webkit-dev] handling failing tests (test_expectations, Skipped files, etc.)

James Robinson jamesr at google.com
Mon Apr 9 15:02:57 PDT 2012

> 3) Don't use test_expectations.txt to suppress failures across a
> single cycle of the bot, just so you can gather updated baselines
> without the tree going red. While it might seem that you're doing tree
> maintainers a favor, in my experience this just makes things confusing
> and it's better to let the tree go red until you can actually
> rebaseline things. It's too easy to add a suppression "for now" and
> then forget about it.

How would you suggest someone contribute a patch that changes layout test
results, if not by marking the test as failing?

- James
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