[webkit-gtk] Rationale for disabling pixel tests on bots
romain.wkt at gmail.com
Thu Aug 3 02:11:20 PDT 2017
For several years (apparently since 2012), pixel tests have been disabled
when running tests on bots (see e.g. "Pixel tests disabled" in ). There
is an option to run them locally (-p), but I was wondering what was the
rationale for disabling them.
Based on what I found, the reason seems to be that running pixel tests on
bots has a high processing cost. In addition, in most cases, this cost is
not needed as considered features may be tested through reftests (hence
disabling pixel tests on bots is not a big issue as they can generally be
Would you say this is correct, or are there other reasons?
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