Disabling a few mochitests this week, and upcoming changes next week to browser-chrome

Joel Maher joel.maher at gmail.com
Tue Aug 26 19:40:40 UTC 2014

I wanted to post an update.  We are very close to achieving all green tests
on browser-chrome (tracking in bug 1057512)- there are 3 bugs remaining:
*Bug 525284* <https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=525284> -
is fragile, not always passing
** patch for review, should be resolved this week
*Bug 963075* <https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=963075> -
leaks until shutdown when run as a standalone directory
** ttaubert found a root cause (*Bug 1058695*
<https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1058695> - Promises can keep
a page alive and even prevent Firefox from shutting down)
*Bug 1041594* <https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1041594> -
crashes when run as a directory instead of a full suite
** initial patch, would like to know priority of this as it requires a bit
more work

We are really close to green, can we ensure Bug 1058695 and bug 1041594
have owners and a reasonably normal priority so we can finish this
project?  If this is unrealistic, we could discuss temporarily disabling
the tests until there is time to fix the issues.

Thanks again for all the work so far on this.


On Tue, Aug 19, 2014 at 3:08 PM, Gavin Sharp <gavin at gavinsharp.com> wrote:

> On Tue, Aug 19, 2014 at 9:06 AM, Ed Morley <emorley at mozilla.com> wrote:
> > Agreed that this case is possibly slightly different - however this
> change
> > is merely exposing already flaky tests - and this change is very much
> > overdue. If the tests mentioned are really that important, then could we
> > please get people allocated to fixing them?
> We have allocated people to fixing them. These bugs were explicitly
> assigned in the 34.2 iteration:
> Bug 947574
> Bug 1002439
> Bug 1041537
> and we've made some significant progress in tracking them down. But as
> you know, fixing these issues can be relatively difficult.
> > Ultimately no one individual test should have the right to destroy the
> SnR
> > for a suite - and if we don't have this policy as a rapid (and
> enforceable
> > in practice) means to control rogue tests, then the only other hammer the
> > sheriffs have is to hide entire suites.
> If we're reduced to interacting with each other with hammers, then
> we've failed. Firefox peers will not ignore needinfo or review
> requests. If you feel that they are, then you can escalate to me as
> module owner. I do not ignore requests, and am quite responsive to
> email and IRC pings.
> Gavin
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