How to Classify Intermittent Test Failures

Chris Johns chrisj at
Mon Feb 1 21:50:39 UTC 2021

On 2/2/21 3:42 am, Joel Sherrill wrote:
> Hi
> On the aarch64 qemu testing, we are seeing some tests which seem to pass most of
> the time but fail intermittently. It appears to be based somewhat on host load
> but there may be other factors. 
> There does not appear to be a good test results state for these. Marking them
> expected pass or fail means they will get flagged incorrectly sometimes.

We have the test state 'indeterminate' ...

It is for this type of test result.

> I don't see not running them as a good option. Beyond adding a new state to
> reflect this oddity, any suggestions?

I prefer we used the already defined and documented state.


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