[PATCH] Solve issues with flapping patches

Andrew Bartlett abartlet at samba.org
Fri Jun 30 04:20:06 UTC 2017

On Fri, 2017-06-30 at 14:09 +1000, Martin Schwenke via samba-technical
> Sorry if I'm wrong here.  I can happily live with occasional
> autobuild
> failures... but I find the constant failures very frustrating... 

That would leave the most critical components of the AD DC untested,
which isn't acceptable either.

Software is hard, but my focus since before SambaXP has been almost
entirely on the ldb locking issue.

We all find flapping tests frustrating.  The easy answer is to throw
large parts of the codebase under the bus as untested, but this only
ensures bitrot.  The hard answer is what we have been doing, which is
actively fixing the bugs.


Andrew Bartlett

Andrew Bartlett
Authentication Developer, Samba Team         https://samba.org
Samba Development and Support, Catalyst IT   

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