See the Automatic Test Retry documentation to understand how the retry feature works.
When executing retries, if the device has entered into a bad state that does not allow tests to succeed anymore. Use the isolation feature restore the device into a fresh initial state and allow tests to run and succeed.
Enabling the feature
The retry isolation can be enabled with the follow options in addition to the retry options:
or disabled with:
The feature is disabled by default.
Different grade of isolation
The isolation grade represents the extent of the isolation we want to configure between retries:
- FULLY_ISOLATED will completely wipe & resetup the device by rerunning the configured target_preparers of the configuration
- REBOOT_ISOLATED will reboot the device
Note on Compatibility Test Suite (CTS)
Android partner runs of CTS currently do not support FULLY_ISOLATED
What do the results look like?
Result reporters receive a marker that a given module or run was running in isolation and can elect to display the marker in their report.
A test run in isolation provides a strong signal. Be it pass or fail, the test owner should have high confidence that no bad state from a previous test was left on the device.