Test timeouts

Alexandre Julliard julliard at winehq.org
Thu Jan 6 04:40:04 CST 2011

Greg Geldorp <ggeldorp at vmware.com> writes:

> Although the number of timeouts in msi tests has dropped considerably after
> Hans decided to do something about them, they're unfortunately not
> completely gone. It seems that the remaining timeouts have a strong
> dependency on the environment. It's possible to tweak the environment
> (disable system restore points, for TestBot I found it makes a difference
> on which physical disk the virtual disk files are located) but the goal
> should be to have the tests run consistently on whatever the environment
> happens to be. Perhaps it's time to accept that some tests in some
> environments can simply take longer than the current winetest.exe timeout
> value of 2 minutes.

I think it would be better to make the test detect such an environment
and have it skip some things if it finds that it's taking too long. IOW
it would be the responsibility of the test itself to keep its run time
under 2 minutes.

Alexandre Julliard
julliard at winehq.org

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