Re: parallel test failures

Subject: Re: parallel test failures

Date: Sat, 27 Feb 2021 07:41:02 -0400

To: Tomi Ollila,

Cc: Daniel Kahn Gillmor

From: David Bremner

Tomi Ollila <> writes:

> So, AFAIU, you got 124 since timeout(1) exited with that status (and 
> killed all parallel(1) executions (after 2 minutes in that case?)...
> ... and when you set NOTMUCH_TEST_TIMEOUT=0 then timeout(1) was not
> executed and a test hung (probably T355-smime).

That sounds right.

> In any way you get it again to hung state (w/o using timeout(1) to 
> mess around) you probably can peek things with ps, /proc, strace,
> gdb, or with some other (potentially more sophisticated ;) tools.

In fact it looks like I already reported this issue (or a different
issue causing T355 to hang, which seems less likely) at

Past me seems to have thought it was some kind of gpgsm failure. I would
welcome input from people use or understand gpgsm.

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