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From: Kevin Traynor <ktraynor@redhat.com>
To: Aaron Conole <aconole@redhat.com>, dev@dpdk.org, ci@dpdk.org
Cc: Michael Santana <msantana@redhat.com>,
	Lincoln Lavoie <lylavoie@iol.unh.edu>,
	dpdklab <dpdklab@iol.unh.edu>
Subject: Re: [dpdk-ci] [RFC] Proposal for allowing rerun of tests
Date: Fri, 21 Jan 2022 14:00:32 +0000
Message-ID: <adfad56f-7974-efd8-b1ef-edc1e0f5b2f5@redhat.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <f7teefefg4v.fsf@dhcp-25.97.bos.redhat.com>

On 13/04/2021 14:50, Aaron Conole wrote:
> Greetings,
> During the various CI pipelines, sometimes a test setup or lab will
> have an internal failure unrelated to the specific patch.  Perhaps
> 'master' branch (or the associated -next branch) is broken and we cannot
> get a successful run anyway.  Perhaps a network outage occurs during
> infrastructure setup.  Perhaps some other transient error clobbers the
> setup.  In all of these cases the report to the mailing flags the patch
> as 'FAIL'.
> It would be very helpful if maintainers had the ability to tell various
> CI infrastructures to restart / rerun patch tests.  For now, this has to
> be done by the individual managers of those labs.  Some labs, it isn't
> possible.  Others, it's possible but is a very time-consuming process to
> restart a test case.  In all cases, a maintainer needs to spend time
> communicating with a lab manager.  This could be made a bit nicer.

Just to tie two relevant threads together. I made a request in 
http://mails.dpdk.org/archives/ci/2022-January/001593.html for a 
"retest" button (or really any manual but self-sufficient way) to 
kick-off immediately what is run in periodic branch testing. Something 
might be there already, that i'm just not aware of.

This could be used by LTS maintainers, and possibly main, *-next branch 
maintainers coming up to releases.


> One proposal we (Michael and I) have toyed with for our lab is having
> the infrastructure monitor patchwork comments for a restart flag, and
> kick off based on that information.  Patchwork tracks all of the
> comments for each patch / series so we could look at the series that
> are still in a state for 'merging' (new, assigned, etc) and check the
> patch .comments API for new comments.  Getting the data from PW should
> be pretty simple - but I think that knowing whether to kick off the
> test might be more difficult.  We have concerns about which messages we
> should accept (for example, can anyone ask for a series to be rerun, and
> we'll need to track which rerun messages we've accepted).  The
> convention needs to be something we all can work with (ie: /Re-check:
> [checkname] or something as a single line in the email).
> This is just a start to identify and explain the concern.  Maybe there
> are other issues we've not considered, or maybe folks think this is a
> terrible idea not worth spending any time developing.  I think there's
> enough use for it that I am raising it here, and we can discuss it.
> Thanks,
> -Aaron

  parent reply	other threads:[~2022-01-21 14:00 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 10+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2021-04-13 13:50 Aaron Conole
2021-04-13 14:47 ` Thomas Monjalon
2021-04-13 14:59   ` David Marchand
2021-04-13 15:04     ` [dpdk-ci] [dpdk-dev] " Bruce Richardson
2021-04-13 15:17       ` Thomas Monjalon
2021-04-21 15:02         ` Aaron Conole
2021-04-27  8:56           ` David Marchand
2022-01-21 14:00 ` Kevin Traynor [this message]
2022-01-21 17:57   ` [dpdklab] Re: [dpdk-ci] " Lincoln Lavoie
2022-01-25 13:05     ` Kevin Traynor

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