[webkit-dev] Requesting feedback about EWS comments on Bugzilla bugs
mcatanzaro at igalia.com
Sun Jun 16 06:00:27 PDT 2019
1-4 all seem uncontroversial, especially with Tim's suggested
improvement to immediately leave a "some queues failed" comment.
On Sat, Jun 15, 2019 at 11:13 PM, Aakash Jain <aakash_jain at apple.com>
> 5) Do not comment on bugzilla bug at all, instead send email to the
> author of the patch.
> Pros: less noisy, also this will allow to include more detailed
> information about the failure in email.
> Cons: reviewers would have to click status-bubbles to see the
> failures, failure information is not immediately present in the
Well I think this would be OK, but next we'll be complaining about the
emails. The underlying problem is excessive test flakiness. We're just
not doing a very good job of tracking flaky tests and EWS isn't good at
detecting flaky tests automatically. (Often a flaky test will fail
twice in the same run, and that gets detected as a test failure.)
Instead of reporting bugs for such tests, we're ignoring them because
there are so many and we're so used to it.
commit-queue is able to report bugs when it detects a flaky patch, but
EWS doesn't do this. That might be a positive change. Of course, EWS
would need to be smart enough to not report a bug if the flakiness is
triggered by the patch itself, which might not be simple to determine.
I don't have any concrete suggestions here. Just brainstorming.
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