Recent msi/package tests failures

Austin English austinenglish at
Wed Sep 3 15:50:55 CDT 2008

On Tue, Sep 2, 2008 at 12:45 AM, Paul Vriens < at> wrote:
> James Hawkins wrote:
>> On Mon, Sep 1, 2008 at 8:08 PM, James Mckenzie
>> <jjmckenzie51 at> wrote:
>>> One file per run is all that should be created, IMHO.
>> No, zero log files should be created.  This discussion is about
>> reducing the time it takes to run the tests, and any logging hinders
>> that effort.
> OK, back to the initial discussion then.
> I did find that 'System Restore' was the cause of the slowdown on a lot of (at
> least) XP and Vista systems. Patches are being sent for that.
> Disabling logging as I suggested at first only helps to get rid of a few seconds
> from the total run time of these tests. The question remains however why some
> people have loads of log files in their temp directory and some don't.
> Do you think that for testing purposes we could add a check in the install tests
> that shows us the number of MSI logfiles in the temp directory before and
> afterwards? Or is it enough that several people already responded to my question
> about those logfiles?
> --
> Cheers,
> Paul.

FWIW, my work XP box times out on quite a few tests, but has system
restore disabled.


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