Re: parallel test failures

Subject: Re: parallel test failures

Date: Fri, 26 Feb 2021 22:29:43 -0400



From: David Bremner

David Bremner <> writes:

> Tomi Ollila <> writes:
>> Anyway, the log.gz did not show any tests failing but parallel exiting
>> nonzero possibly for some other reason. Cannot say. Probably stracing (even
>> with --seccomp-bpf) would make it happen even less likely :/
> Thanks to both of you for your feedback / suggestions. I did read today
> that timeout exits with 124 when the time limit is reached. I haven't
> investigated further (nor do I know how the timelimit should be reached,
> since the whold build+test cycle takes about 10s on this machine.

Maybe a timeout is not so crazy. I ran a couple of trials with
NOTMUCH_TEST_TIMEOUT=0, and it eventually hung (after 6, and 110
repetitions) in T355-smime, as far as I can tell on the first test.
I'm currently running some trials to see if I can duplicate that without
parallel execution, but that of course takes longer.

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