[ovs-dev] [PATCH] tests: Allow only 1 job at once during recheck (RECHECK=yes)

Ben Pfaff blp at ovn.org
Wed Apr 4 17:41:09 UTC 2018

On Wed, Apr 04, 2018 at 02:22:25PM +0200, Timothy Redaelli wrote:
> On Tue, 3 Apr 2018 11:06:02 -0700
> Ben Pfaff <blp at ovn.org> wrote:
> > On Tue, Apr 03, 2018 at 03:38:28PM +0200, Timothy Redaelli wrote:
> > > Currently some tests fails if run with multiple jobs at once, so
> > > this commit disables parallel jobs during the recheck phase.
> > > 
> > > Signed-off-by: Timothy Redaelli <tredaelli at redhat.com>  
> > 
> > I think that this is a useful patch.
> > 
> > To clarify, though, do you see some tests that always fail when run in
> > parallel?  That would be new to me, and I'd place a higher priority on
> > fixing it.  I do see that some tests are more likely to fail that way.
> Some tests fails often than other tests (when run in multiple jobs), so
> rarely (on a big machine, with 32 cores and by using -j32) a test
> fails twice and so make check RECHECK=yes fails.
> This patch only avoid this rare failure that can be annoying if you are
> releasing a new package (on Fedora or RHEL for example) since you need
> to re-build all the architectures only for a false positive on a
> single architecture.

I've seen that in Debian, too.  It has more architectures so it can be

Thanks for clarifying.  I added that information to the commit message
and applied this to master.  If it would help to backport to branch-2.9,
let me know.

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