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Automated tests AKA nightlies

The sepia lab runs automated teuthology tests on a regular basis. They are sometime called the nightlies. The schedule of the nightlies is managed via the following crontab (https://github.com/ceph/ceph/blob/master/qa/crontab/teuthology-cronjobs).

Analyze

  • See HOWTO forensic analysis of integration and upgrade tests
  • sorting out the environmental noise
  • create new bugs for errors for which there is no match in the tracker
  • add a link to the failed job in pre-existing issues found in the tracker (useful to figure out the frequency and helps with debug when there are multiple outputs / logs)

The ceph-qa mailing list

The results of the nightlies are published for analysis on the ceph-qa mailing list. For a given release, the issues that make a job fail in the nightlies need to be backported with a higher priority to reduce the noise.