Feature #9017

Updated by Tom Clegg over 5 years ago

Some test suites have a few slow tests which contribute disproportionately to the development cycle ("make sure all tests pass before pushing to master" and "make a few changes, run tests to make sure things are still OK").

As a developer, first I want to know as quickly as possible about all of the _fast_ tests that fail. When all of those pass, it makes sense to run the slow tests.

h2. Proposed implementation

Identify slow tests, and skip them when running @build/run-tests.sh --short@
* Python tests can use a @@slow_test@ decorator enabled via @setup.py test --short-tests-only@ flag ENABLE_SLOW_TESTS env var (see 9017-skip-slow-tests @ commit:a39a197) commit:a58cc88) ...or an argument to setup.py?
* Go packages can use @"go "go test -short"@. -short". Slow tests in Go packages like keep-web's "download a 1GB file" -should- already do should check @testing.Short()@ and skip or run a faster version.

Jenkins should run the full suite (without @--short@) at least periodically (e.g., the nightly build).

Jenkins should allow dev jobs to specify whether they want @--short@.

(Perhaps?) Jenkins' "test when master changes" job should run with @--short@.