Introducing bugs that are caught by slow validate?

Ben Gamari ben at
Thu Apr 4 16:15:43 UTC 2019

Ömer Sinan Ağacan <omeragacan at> writes:

> Hi all,
> I just run slow validate and it actually catches bugs (#16529) and some
> configuration problems in the test definitions (#!700). These are not caught by
> the CI jobs because they run normal validate instead of slow.
> (Actually they don't even run the validate script, but they run "test" instead
> of "slowtest", which I think is the main difference between normal validate and
> slow validate)
> As far as I can see we have nightly job definitions in .gitlab-ci.yml, which do
> slow validate, but I'm not sure if those are used?
> Would it be possible to switch over to slow validate in CI jobs? If slow
> validate takes too long on the CI servers, could we maybe configure CI tasks so
> that if the MR submitter is Marge, we run slow validate, otherwise we run fast
> validate?
See !710.


- Ben

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