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[JENKINS-43292] Fix visualization of parallel steps with aborted and failed branches #24

merged 4 commits into from Apr 18, 2019


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commented Apr 16, 2019

See JENKINS-43292.

Before this change, non-successful branches in parallel steps would always be visualized in Blue Ocean as if they failed, even if they were actually aborted (which can happen when using failFast: true). This is confusing, and it caused the aborted branches to be focused and expanded instead of the failed branches, making it hard to determine which branch failed and which branch was aborted.

The reason the visualization used to be incorrect is that for parallel branches, Blue Ocean calls computeChunkStatus2(before: parallelStartNode, firstNode: parallelBranchStartNode, lastNode: parallelBranchEndNode, after: parallelEndNode). In the event that both parallelBranchEndNode and parallelEndNode have an ErrorAction, the ErrorAction on the parallelEndNode was being used to determine the status, which is incorrect if the branch aborted but the overall parallel step failed.

The newly added test parallelFailFast fails before the change, and the basic test parallel passes before and after the change. Both tests use a new StandardChunkVisitor to visit parallel branches in a way similar to what is done by Blue Ocean.

For stages, Blue Ocean calls computeChunkStatus2(before: stageStartNode, firstNode: stageBodyStartNode, lastNode: stageBodyEndNode, after: stageEndNode). I am not aware of any way for there to be a different ErrorAction on the stageBodyEndNode than the stageEndNode, so the new code should be identical to the old code for stages. The newly added test catchOutsideFailingStage returns the same result before and after the change.

This PR also updates dependencies and incrementalifies the plugin, and requires a version of workflow-api including jenkinsci/workflow-api-plugin#89.

Example Pipeline:

parallel failFast: true,
  aborts: {
    sleep 5
  fails: {
    sleep 1
    succeeds: {
    echo 'success'

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@dwnusbaum dwnusbaum requested review from abayer, jglick and car-roll Apr 16, 2019


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commented Apr 16, 2019

Windows agent outage, trying to retrigger…

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Just glanced at it, but sounds OK.

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// If next node lacks an ErrorAction, the error was caught in a catch block

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The comment in this else is not clear to me. catchOutsideFailingStage demonstrates the test case that I imagined corresponded to this code, but it passes with and without the change. As long as computeChunkStatus2 is being called for a stage or parallel branch in the ways described in the PR description, I don't think this branch will ever matter. (If you pass arbitrary arguments to computeChunkStatus2 then it might matter, but I think that would be an unintended use of the method)

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@dwnusbaum dwnusbaum merged commit e89a447 into jenkinsci:master Apr 18, 2019

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commented May 2, 2019

OMG, please please, any plan to release this, that is awesome!


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