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Re: Release sprint results - team changes, auto-rm and arch status

On 29/11/13 16:36, Ian Jackson wrote:
> It seems likely to me that that bug is, at root, a race of some kind.
> And it just so happens that the race is lost on kFreeBSD - sometimes.
> Detecting such a race is valuable to the project; it's certainly not a
> disbenefit.  After all, a race that happens to us sometimes is likely
> to happen to users sometimes.

Yes, to a point. On the other hand, each RC architecture where
build-time tests are fatal inflates some subset of "ordinary bugs" to
Severity:serious - if we'd seen this bug (or a similar "sometimes-fails"
bug) "in real life", even if there's a way to reproduce it on (say) x86
Linux, would it necessarily have RC severity?

Perhaps this particular bug would - I have no idea how often it happens,
or what functionality it breaks - but Daniel's phrasing implied that
this particular regression test suite is far more thorough than what
we'd consider to be "a major effect on the usability of a package"


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