Disable the flapping tests for now?

Ralph Böhme slow at samba.org
Fri Jan 12 08:57:43 UTC 2018

On Fri, Jan 12, 2018 at 07:35:38AM +1300, Andrew Bartlett via samba-technical wrote:
> This is a bit late, but anyway:
> Something has changed, and the rfc2307 and whoami tests are flapping
> 50% - 75% of the time.  
> If history is any guide this is causing some considerable stress.
> I wonder if we could disable the flapping tests and give a couple of
> days breathing room for those who reasonably expected patches to land
> to do so, then release 4.8.0rc1?
> (Garming has been trying to land David's GPO patches for example, and I
> keep seeing Jeremy in the autobuild queue but without a patch landing).
> I normally don't like declaring something flapping until we know why
> that is the case, as doing so removes the pressure to actually fix the
> underlying issue.  
> My rationale here is that unlike the case at 4.5.0rc1 with flapping DRS
> tests, these flapping tests seem to be quite specific and effectively
> removing them wouldn't reduce the overall testing significantly. 
> What do folks think?

yes, yes, yes.

See my other mail, included in metze's and my autobuild.


Ralph Boehme, Samba Team       https://samba.org/
Samba Developer, SerNet GmbH   https://sernet.de/en/samba/

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