Autopilot run with -v prints debug information

Bug #1420949 reported by Leo Arias on 2015-02-11
This bug affects 2 people
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Canonical Platform QA Team
autopilot (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

The -v option in autopilot run should print logged messages, but not too many. Currently, with -v everything in debug is printed, which is too much. For example, when making a finger move, we get:

19:54:21.865 DEBUG _uinput:414 - Moving pointing 'finger' to position 270,116.
19:54:21.866 DEBUG _uinput:419 - The pointing 'finger' is now at position 270,116.
19:54:21.878 DEBUG _uinput:414 - Moving pointing 'finger' to position 270,110.
19:54:21.880 DEBUG _uinput:419 - The pointing 'finger' is now at position 270,110.
19:54:21.891 DEBUG _uinput:414 - Moving pointing 'finger' to position 270,104.
19:54:21.893 DEBUG _uinput:419 - The pointing 'finger' is now at position 270,104.

That's one line per pixel.

I think that -v should only print the info logging level. That way the test writer decides what goes into the -v log, and we can use it to put information about the high level user actions that the test executes, like "drag from the bottom", instead of the many finger moves.
Then, -vv should be the current -v, printing also the debug level in case we need extra information.
And we can add a -vvv to be the new -vv.


 * Current logging levels are incorrect and cause a huge amount of un-needed details to be output during normal runs.

 * justification: Streamlines seeing issues in test run logs

 * This fix improves the quality of the logging output which is essential for debugging test failures.

[Test Case]

 * To reproduce this bug:
    - Install the current python3-autopilot (apt-get install python3-autopilot)
    - run this test (using the following command):
      $ python3 -m run -v autopilot.tests.functional.test_input_stack.InputStackKeyboardTypingTests.test_text_typing

    - Observe the abundance of messages similar to:
04:47:46.152 DEBUG _X11:237 - Sending release event for key: '
04:47:46.188 DEBUG _X11:234 - Sending press event for key: <

    - With the fixed release there will be no DEBUG level messages.

[Regression Potential]

 * That the logging output is different than expected

Changed in autopilot:
status: New → In Progress
status: In Progress → Fix Committed
assignee: nobody → Canonical Platform QA Team (canonical-platform-qa)
description: updated

Hello Leo, or anyone else affected,

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Changed in autopilot (Ubuntu Vivid):
status: New → Fix Committed
tags: added: verification-needed
tags: added: verification-done
removed: verification-needed

The verification of the Stable Release Update for autopilot has completed successfully and the package has now been released to -updates. Subsequently, the Ubuntu Stable Release Updates Team is being unsubscribed and will not receive messages about this bug report. In the event that you encounter a regression using the package from -updates please report a new bug using ubuntu-bug and tag the bug report regression-update so we can easily find any regressions.

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package autopilot - 1.5.1+15.04.20150522-0ubuntu1

autopilot (1.5.1+15.04.20150522-0ubuntu1) vivid; urgency=medium

  [ CI Train Bot ]
  * New rebuild forced.

  [ Christopher Lee, Federico Gimenez, Leo Arias, Richard Huddie, Vincent Ladeuil ]
  * Bug fixes for logging (debug level now -vv) and application of CPO
    bases for proxy objects. (LP: #1425721, #1376996, #1420949)

 -- CI Train Bot <email address hidden> Fri, 22 May 2015 16:54:03 +0000

Changed in autopilot (Ubuntu Vivid):
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
Changed in autopilot:
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
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