buildbot failure in Mercurial on OS X 10.7 hg tests

Patrick Mézard patrick at
Thu Sep 20 04:09:39 CDT 2012

On Thu, Sep 20, 2012 at 11:05 AM, Pierre-Yves David
<pierre-yves.david at> wrote:
> On Wed, Sep 19, 2012 at 11:41:33PM -0700, Brendan Cully wrote:
>> I think it's going to work better if we don't have to go through me every time we want to change the list of tests that we expect to pass/fail. Instead, I think we should mark the tests in the repo itself so that buildbot can be configured to ignore them. The blacklist mechanism we already have would probably work fine. It might be nice if we could supply more than one blacklist argument (if we can't already, I haven't checked). That would mean less messing around with tests that already have blacklists.
> I agree with Brenda, we should have a `linux-flapping.backlist` files in the
> repo somewhere.
> - "Everybody" could add one
> - We can somehow add quick comment about why its flapping (or reference to the
>   bug number)

Cannot we have a dedicated repository to store the blacklists instead?
I am a little concerned about polluting the official repositories with
these things.

It might require a bit more work to setup buildbots (another pull,
update and copy the blacklist at their correct locations), but it does
not seem overwhelming.

Patrick Mezard

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