[Development] CI broken again?

BogDan bog_dan_ro at yahoo.com
Wed Mar 5 10:11:21 CET 2014


  Can you please share the link with us, personally I want to wait until that patch goes in.


>T here is a fix coming for the bic test. (thanks Sergio) Not sure why it did not 
> trigger a failure before for the commit that had the actual changes that cause 
> these (false) warnings...
> Laszlo
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> Subject: Re: [Development] CI broken again?
>>>   Hi,
>>>     I'm trying to push this patch:
>>  https://codereview.qt-project.org/#change,79826 but CI doesn't like me.
>>>     Because CI seems to be based on luck, can CI folks give us a daily 
> CI
>>  horoscopes forecast on this matter? E.g. if you are not born on the end of 
> March
>>  and you don't have have only two android pending patches, then you are 
> in
>>  luck ! :)
>>  It's normal; if your patch cannot cause the failure then keep staging 
> until
>>  it finally goes in.
>>  Sometimes though, we try to fix the autotests that fail the most 
> frequently.  If
>>  you can't reproduce the failure on your own machine, with the same OS, 
> often
>>  the cause seems to be heavy multi-tasking on the CI machines, which will 
> slow
>>  down timing-sensitive tests to the point of failure.  But even that is hard 
> to
>>  prove, since CI is a black box to most of us; and even if you get access to 
> a CI
>>  machine to run tests on, they won't fail because it's not 
> multi-tasking
>>  so heavily at that time.  (And if it was, you'd have a problem to do
>>  anything interactively anyway.)  You also can't add qDebugs or other 
> types
>>  of verbosity to tests to try to debug CI failures because reviewers will 
> say
>>  that tests should not be verbose.
>   Well, I pushed again the submit button (after I said a little pray) and it 
> fails in the same please (it seems God doesn't like me anymore). I really 
> don't believe it has something to do with the heavy multi-tasking on the CI 
> machines (or with God) ... to me it looks that the test is broken or something 
> went in that make it breaks every time, but I wonder how that something got in, 
> in the first place...
> BogDan.
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