Francois Gouget fgouget at
Fri Oct 26 04:29:42 CDT 2007

On Thu, 25 Oct 2007, James Hawkins wrote:
> I don't think that's fair to long tests, say msi:install.

I don't think we have any long-running tests right now (except the 'ftp' 
tests but that's probably a bug). All the tests that time out do so 
because they do stuff that pops up a MessageBox and thus blocks them 

msi:install is no exception. I can now confirm that when I run it on 
Windows 98 I get firt a MessageBox telling me that:

      Service 'TestService' (TestService) could not be
      installed. Verify that you have sufficient privileges to
      install system services.

And then a MessageBox telling me that it crashed:

     This program has performed an illegal operation and will be 
     shut down.

      MSI_TEST caused an invalid page fault in
      module <unknown> at 0000:00000009.
      EAX=00b2f7e0 CS=015f EIP=00000009 EFLGS=00010297
      EBX=0046a9b3 SS=0167 ESP=00b2f778 EBP=00b2fd78
      ECX=f8294700 DS=0167 ESI=0046a198 FS=0fcf
      EDX=005800a8 ES=0167 EDI=00000711 GS=0000
      Bytes at CS:EIP:
      00 1f 05 65 04 70 00 65 04 70 00 54 ff 00 f0 d4 
      Stack dump:
      00000167 00436173 00b2f7e0 00000000 00000002 0046a9c8 00b2f7a8 00b2f7cc 
      01020102 01020102 01020102 01020102 ffffffff 0000000b 00000009 00000008 

So I think it's premature to devise schemes for skipping long tests. If 
anything the duration of 'make test' is more likely to explode due to 
the accumulation of individual tests (already more than 300), rather 
than due to a single test taking a long time.

Francois Gouget <fgouget at>    
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