[webkit-dev] Does anyone still use the TestFailures app?

Dirk Pranke dpranke at chromium.org
Mon Nov 5 12:49:27 PST 2012

On Mon, Nov 5, 2012 at 12:47 PM, Osztrogonac Csaba <oszi at inf.u-szeged.hu> wrote:
> Hi,
> We use it and http://build.webkit.sed.hu/TestFailures/ for gardening,
> it is the first step we usually do if determining who broke what about
> the waterfall isn't trivial.
> On http://build.webkit.sed.hu/TestFailures/ we use a very old copy
> of test failures and it still works fine.
> Dirk Pranke írta:
>> http://build.webkit.org/TestFailures/
>> I think Adam Roben was working on this a year or so ago. It appears to
>> be broken at the moment (it's likely that I broke it, in fact), but
>> before I spend much time fixing it I thought I'd check.
> It works for me more or less, but I got strange link names:
> http/tests/security/cross-origin-plugin-private-browsing-toggled.html:
> [object DocumentFragment]
> Maybe one of the garden-o-matic patches broke it somehow.
>> I've never actually used it myself, so I'm not sure what all it was
>> supposed to do; it looks like it overlaps in functionality some with
>> the flakiness dashboard, but was probably written before the flakiness
>> dashboard worked with the build.webkit.org bots and everyone was
>> converted to using NRWT.
>> If anyone is still using it (or would if it was actually working) in
>> preference to the flakiness dashboard, can you let me know why?
> We still use it, because it is very simple, it works almost always,
> it isn't hakced day by day and its output is very very simple. We
> get the result - which revision broke a given test, which are the
> related bug reports - with _one_ click on the name of the slave.
> It is more complicated to do same thing on flakiness dashboard:
> - select webkit.org from group
> - select a given slave
> - select "tests with wrong expectations"
> - (unselect flaky)
> - find manually the last good revision for test by test
>   but it is _impossible_ if the breakage is too old
>> Ideally I'd like to get rid of it and roll any good features it had
>> into the flakiness dashboard, but I'm happy to fix it and/or keep it
>> around if it does other things I'm not aware of or if people are still
>> using it.
> Please don't remove this good and simple tool, we use it day by day.

Thanks, Ossy! I guess I'll figure out how to fix it and go from there :).

-- Dirk

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