Introducing time wasters

Sean Mullan sean.mullan at
Thu Sep 20 12:18:28 UTC 2018

On 9/20/18 8:15 AM, Florian Weimer wrote:
> * Sean Mullan:
>> I read it as a joke. I did double-check the calendar and it's not
>> April 1 yet.
> Is it a joke?

I have no idea but it was specifically this part that led me to believe 
it may be a joke:

 > If you have a time waster assigned to you, please consider fixing it 
asap. If you chose to not work on the issue, you should at least be 
aware that you are choosing to waste more engineering time and others 
will be affected by this choice.


> Avoiding wasting developer and QE time for manually checking logs is the
> main reason why we fix and backport obscure test suite failures.  We are
> usually constrained by QE resources for backports, but I think we now
> have a mindset that the QE cost for such fixes is actually negative:
> Sure, there is another bug to validate, but it will pay off pretty
> quickly because you don't have to worry about the failing test ever
> again.
> Thanks,
> Florian

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