[webkit-dev] A simpler proposal for handling failing tests WAS: A proposal for handling "failing" layout tests and TestExpectations

Ryosuke Niwa rniwa at webkit.org
Fri Aug 17 17:36:28 PDT 2012

That's my expectation although we probably can't do that for flaky tests :(

e.g. sometimes fails with image diff.

On Fri, Aug 17, 2012 at 5:35 PM, Filip Pizlo <fpizlo at apple.com> wrote:

> +1, contingent upon the following: are we agreeing that all current uses
> of TEXT, IMAGE, and so forth in TestExpectations should be in the *very
> near term* following Dirk's change be turned into -failing files?
> -Filip
> On Aug 17, 2012, at 5:01 PM, Ryosuke Niwa <rniwa at webkit.org> wrote:
> On Fri, Aug 17, 2012 at 4:55 PM, Ojan Vafai <ojan at chromium.org> wrote:
>> Asserting a test case is 100% correct is nearly impossible for a large
>> percentage of tests. The main advantage it gives us is the ability to have
>> -expected mean "unsure".
>> Lets instead only add -failing (i.e. no -passing). Leaving -expected to
>> mean roughly what it does today to Chromium folk (roughly, as best we can
>> tell this test is passing). -failing means it's *probably* an incorrect
>> result but needs an expert to look at it to either mark it correct (i.e.
>> rename it to -expected) or figure out how the root cause of the bug.
>> This actually matches exactly what Chromium gardeners do today, except
>> instead of putting a line in TestExpectations/Skipped to look at later,
>> they checkin the -failing file to look at later, which has all the
>> advantages Dirk listed in the other thread.
> I'm much more comfortable with this proposal.
> - Ryosuke
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