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On 08/26/2015 03:34 PM, Thomas Goirand wrote:
> On 08/25/2015 08:59 PM, Matt Riedemann wrote:
>> 
>> 
>> On 8/25/2015 10:04 AM, Thomas Goirand wrote:
>>> On 08/25/2015 03:42 PM, Thomas Goirand wrote:
>>>> Hi, [...] Anyway, the result is that mock 1.3 broke 9
>>>> packages at least in Kilo, currently in Sid [1]. Maybe, as
>>>> packages gets rebuilt, I'll get more bug reports. This
>>>> really, is a depressing situation. [...]
>>> 
>>> Some ppl on IRC explained to me what the situation was, which
>>> is that the mock API has been wrongly used, and some tests were
>>> in fact wrongly passing, so indeed, this is one of the rare
>>> cases where breaking the API probably made sense.
>>> 
>>> As it doesn't bring anything to repair these tests, I'm just
>>> not running them in Kilo from now on, using something like
>>> this:
>>> 
>>> --subunit 'tests\.unit\.(?!.*foo.*)
>>> 
>>> Please comment if you think that's the wrong way to go. Also,
>>> has some of these been repaired in the stable/kilo branch?
>> 
>> I seem to remember some projects backporting the test fixes to 
>> stable/kilo but ultimately we just capped mock on the stable
>> branches to avoid this issue there.
> 
> I really wish that nothing of this kind was even possible. Adding
> such an upper cap is like hiding the dust under the carpet: it
> doesn't remove the issue, it just hides it. We really have too much
> of these in OpenStack. Fixing broken tests was the correct thing to
> do, IMO.
> 

I think whoever is interested in raising a cap is free to send patches
and get it up. I don't think those patches would be blocked.

Ihar
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