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Re: [GSoC] Student interested in "Optimize mysql-test runs" or adding SQL features


Hello Sergei and all,
I started preparing a proposal for the project "Statistically optimize
mysql-test runs by running less tests". I have a small draft that seems
complete without entering any technical details. I am also taking a look at
research on the field. Any suggestions on papers are appreciated.

Here is the proposal: draft of the
All suggestions and comments are welcome, and encouraged.

How does it look? : )


On Thu, Mar 6, 2014 at 5:53 PM, Sergei Golubchik <serg@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> Hi, Pablo!
> On Mar 06, Pablo Estrada wrote:
> >
> > Although I am interested in software development, I am more interested
> > in data analysis. That's why I switched from computer science to
> > scientific computing, and that's why the project that interests me the
> > most is the one called "Statistically optimize mysql-test runs by
> > running less tests". I am very excited by the idea of using data to
> > try to test more smartly.
> Yes. You might also briefly review scientific publications in this area.
> I've found a few (it was a couple of years ago), but their approach
> was different from what is suggested here.
> Anyway, my preliminary experiments shows that it's totally possible to
> find 90% of test failures in only 10% of the time.
> > If it was not possible to participate in the latter project, I would
> > also be interested to work on adding support for "OR REPLACE, CREATE
> This is mostly a straightforward coding task, not much to explain here.
> > Depending on your feedback, I can get to work on a proposal for either
> > one of the two projects. I'd be very happy to be able to participate
> > in GSoC with MariaDB.
> I'd recommend you to submit proposal for the first one.
> It seems like a better match for you, and also it seems like you will
> have less competition there. I'd expect more proposals for the second
> task.
> Regards,
> Sergei