Code coverage does not include data from child pipeline jobs
Suppose to have a parent-child pipeline configuration where a child pipeline contains jobs that output code coverage status.
# .gitlab-ci.yml -- parent pipeline rspec: stage: test script: - echo "running rspec..." - echo "Code coverage 80" coverage: /Code coverage \d+/ trigger-tests: stage: test trigger: include: child.yml strategy: depend
# child.yml -- child pipeline rspec: script: - echo "Running tests..." - echo "Code coverage 40" coverage: /Code coverage \d+/ karma: script: - echo "running karma tests..." - echo "Code coverage 30" coverage: /Code coverage \d+/
Maybe a more realistic scenario would be to have
karma tests to run in a dedicated child pipeline and
rspec tests to run in a dedicated child pipeline. Both coverage reports would be expected to be visible from the parent pipeline.
In this example, I purposely added a
rspec job in the parent pipeline to demonstrate that the coverage from the 2
rspec jobs should be averaged because both appear to be part of the same job group, even though across 2 different pipelines.
Problem 1: MR widget
When looking at the MR widget that shows the code coverage, it does not take in consideration jobs from child pipelines. Coverage from child pipelines is never surfaced in the MR widget.
The widget shows 1 job reporting
rspec coverage 80% while it should be a 60% (80 + 40 / 2) over 2 jobs. It's also missing the
Problem 2: Daily code coverage report analytics
When looking at the coverage analytics (
Analytics > Repository), the code coverage does not show data from child pipelines either.
The data should show 60% for rspec coverage and 30% for karma.
NOTE If the child pipeline is triggered without
strategy:depend it means that the parent pipeline will not wait for it to finish and the bridge job immediately succeeds. For these types of pipelines we can't guarantee that we have a consistent coverage report because the parent may finish before the child pipeline. We should consider coverage jobs only from dependent child pipelines (using
What is the current bug behavior?
The child pipeline's coverage are not considered by the parent pipeline. The purpose of child pipelines is to compose the parent pipeline. This means doing tasks on behalf of the parent pipeline while running them in isolation.
Example project: https://gitlab.com/Lonli-Lokli/cv-app
What is the expected correct behavior?
Code coverage should report data from all coverage jobs in the pipeline hierarchy.
This MR !47200 (closed) aims to fix the coverage data shown in the
Analytics > Repository.
The MR explicitly depends on !46576 (closed) to be merged first, which provides the ability to list jobs from dependent parent pipelines.
If !51516 (merged) is merged, we should remove that line when this issue is completed.